Monthly Archives: October 2019
I needed this re-blog as a reminder, so re-posting in case anyone else also does.
Yesterday, I realized that I don’t distinguish between God and Jesus except when I need to deal with the downside of my own or others’ humanity. Then I reflect on the Jesus of the Scriptures and see how open he was to growing in understanding and wholeness. When I see the overview of how drastically Jesus changed his ideas and choices through interaction with people different from him and then going apart to pray, reflect, and listen to what God was saying through those life challenges, it gives me hope for myself and humanity. And it motivates me to stop and listen to God through my everyday life experiences. If I struggle with the same thing over and over, obviously I am not paying attention. The rough spots, the challenges, unfamiliar ideas, the people that make me uncomfortable are God calling.
Sometimes, I just HATE knowing that!
And sometimes I…
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If I and others can grasp and live in this awareness, life will change for us.
One midnight in pristine newly fallen snow, I walked alone into a field on a hill where billions of stars gave light to the night. The silence was so profound, I could feel it like a soft comforter around me. As I gazed into an endless sky of light, I felt myself shrinking, almost disappearing into the vastness of the universe. Then suddenly, my boundaries disappeared and I was one with it all. I was inseparable from every star, every person, creature and mysterious molecule in that vastness. And I could no longer see anyone or anything as “other.”
Easy to write about. Hard to live.
The last season of life
is not meant for pleasure
but for letting go of everything
of getting freed for joy
letting go of delusions
of great success
even perfect love
letting go of illusions
about life’s purpose
letting go of dreams
of angels close at hand
the promised land
until all that’s left
is the present moment
and no matter how hard
it may seem
to forget self …
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