The Wise Silence


Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One.


Quote: RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Image: Unknown

Light in my darkness

I believe that God is in me
as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower.
The light in my darkness,
the voice in my silence.

May these words be inspiration. There are times in life when color and fragrance are hard to find. The sun may be dimmed by sadness or fear. 

Notice the moments when light breaks through, brief as they may seem. Offer gratitude. A simple practice? Maybe. Yet while noticing  light’s gentle warmth we begin to realize that the space for light has grown. 

Small steps are movement. Gratitude can change ones’ way of living. 


Helen Keller (Contemplative Monk)

Kindness 

Kindness does wonderful things to a face.
DIXIE DOYLE

To exercise kindness in this time and place is so important. Don’t hesitate. If we reach out with good intentions and compassion seeds are planted. Seeds necessary for survival. 

At the light of day- Sunday’s door 


To have lived through the day of silent waiting. No way to tend to their beloved- no work to be done on the Sabbath. The minutes felt like hours, the hours days.

As soon as the sun’s light crested over the horizon these women set out to cleanse his body with fragrant oils and their tears. Mary Magdalene arrived ahead of the others… imagine her surprise to find the tomb was empty.


Door of the day… (Pinterest)

A path of Darkness in Search of Light — Friday’s Door


sometimes the path goes dark and silent.
do we turn and run… or push ahead seeking light on the other side?

 

 

Door of the day… (Pinterest)

Present to each moment – Thursday’s door

 

The light shifts from warm to cool.
Standing before an open doorway, we know the choice has been made and made again.
Can any one prepare for what a day might bring?
Maybe but it is always challenging to plan for how it will feel and the consequences at the day’s end.
May we walk this day present to each moment.

 


Door of the day… Takachiho Gorge, Japan (Pinterest)

Holy threshold- Sunday’s door 

Intent- beauty, quiet, prayerful art. Doors carved with intent… to reflect sacred beauty, to prepare the seeker as they enter holy space.

Notice the doorways in your life. Where are you as you begin to step through their threshold – where do they lead you?


Door of the day… (Veurne, West Flanders) St. Catherine’s Chapel.