Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
“How is your heart doing at this very moment, at this breath?”
When I ask, “How are you?” that is really what I want to know.
I am not asking how many items are on your to-do list,
nor asking how many items are in your inbox.
I want to know how your heart is doing, at this very moment.
Tell me. Tell me your heart is joyous,
tell me your heart is aching,
tell me your heart is sad,
tell me your heart craves a human touch.
Examine your own heart, explore your soul,
and then tell me something about your heart and your soul.
Tell me you remember you are still a human being,
not just a human doing.
Tell me you’re more than just a machine,
checking off items from your to-do list.
Have that conversation,
that glance, that touch.
Be a healing conversation,
one filled with grace and presence.
~ Dr. Omid Safi
Sunday, July 19, 2015
as she rises...
“Peace is present right here and now,
in ourselves and in everything we do and see.
Every breath we take, every step we take,
can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity.
The question is whether or not we are in touch with it.
We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
“Why must people kneel down to pray?
If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I'd do.
I'd go out into a great big field all alone
or in the deep, deep woods
and I'd look up into the sky
—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky
that looks as if there was no end to its blueness.
And then I'd just feel a prayer.”
~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables