Month: October 2016

Becoming Whole

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“Like scientists who spend their lives looking through the lens of a high-powered microscope and see only tiny segments but make all sorts of pronouncements about the whole, we think we are seeing accurately. But we are not.”

~ Gerald Jampolsky, Teaching Only Love

Painting by George Handrahan

A Spacious Place

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“Grace will lead us into fears and voids, and grace will fill us, if we are willing to stay in the void. We mustn’t engineer an answer too quickly. To stay in God’s hands, to trust, means that to a certain degree I have to stop taking hold of things myself. I have to hold instead to a degree of uncertainty, fear and tension. This takes practice and grace. As long as we stay in the world of preference and choice, we keep ourselves as the first reference point. Prayer lives in a spacious place. It is free of personal needs or meanings or even interpretations.”

~ Richard Rohr

Painting by Frederic Edwin Church