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How Small

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“Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.”

– Anthony Bourdain

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Saying Yes To Each Other

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“The Potter’s House is that place where the clay is shaped and formed by the hands of the potter whose loving intent is to take the plain-though-beautiful clay as it already is and create something even more beautiful.

The molding is really a good thing because the clay and the potter are somehow saying a profound yes to each other. The clay may wonder what’s happening, but the clay is in the hands of love, where the heart is.

Here’s some of what Greg Kirby has been teaching me in cahoots with some others in the Potter’s House:

  • Stillness of mind is the fundamental truth of meditation.
  • Sleep is the highest form of meditation.
  • Begin each day in Presence, not person.
  • Believe abundance, not lack.
  • Hands open, palms up is not so much about receiving as it is about giving what is already present.
  • There is no fear in the transition to death.
  • Divine Love is the only “right,” which includes unconditional love for others.
  • We are one, belonging to each other.
  • Judge not.
  • Be present.”

– Jeff Blake, Homestretch

Merely Stewards

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“For Jesus, we are merely stewards of Mother Earth, nonviolent people living in and tending the Creator’s glorious vineyard. We are not to destroy it or one another, but live and work in peace in this glorious creation. it’s time we learn the lesson, Jesus tells us, and do our part to car for the vineyard of creation.”

― John Dear, They Will Inherit the Earth