“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.” – Thomas Merton
“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.” – Thomas Merton
Calculator and canvas;
Art and science;
Sky and spec;
Knowing and mystery;
Boundary and wide open field;
A moment and forever;
Shadow and light;
Oasis and desert;
Deep beyond surface;
Found in silence, inquiry, observation, praise, awe, wonder;
Discernment and clarity;
Imperfection and incompleteness;
Sacred and holy;
Beyond the façade, recipes, rules, assumptions, expections;
Unbound and calling you home to self, true self;
Pieces to patterns;
Unfinished and unexplainable;
All of this and more;
Not caught, rather harnessed and embraced;
Intuition the map;
Homecoming the destination;
Transformation and unfolding.
“The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God’s mercy to me.” – Thomas Merton
“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.” – e. e. cummings
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”― Rainer Maria Rilke
May you invite joy into your day.
No destiny but the present moment.
In moonlight and sunrise.
In inquiry and observation.
In play and frolic.
In beauty and light.
In unfolding and becoming.
In rest and a deep breath.
Letting go of what is not yours to hold.
Embracing what is yours to hold.
Anchoring in peace.
Rooted in surety of being, spirit, soul.
In companionship with gratitude, unknowing and imagination.
Ever changed in the opening and acceptance.
In the questions, the answers unfold.
“And the faith that grows out of questioning is stronger than the faith born of blind acceptance. It can withstand the shocks of circumstance. Only he who questions the universe and questions it in utter honesty can grow in his comprehension of the truth.” – James Dillet Freeman