October 11, 2017

We will never be the same once we begin the awakening process, yet we will always be ourselves. This is the path of spiritual alchemy.

- Terry Lynn Taylor, The Alchemy of Prayer

October 10, 2017

Every morning is a prayer
as the world unfolds
to reveal the ordinary as a miracle.

I pray to be a witness to wonder.
To notice that the simplest things
are blessings bestowed.

- Jean Bass,, in June Cotner, Serenity Prayers(editor)

October 8, 2017

We live in times of massive change, a necessary element for our inevitable yet precarious progress. Never has there been a greater opportunity – and need – to participate in and take action on behalf of this unfolding process. A renewed commitment to our own spirituality is the only thing that will give us security – personally and collectively – in these changing times.

October 7, 2017

Everything is constantly changing. Nothing is permanent. This idea can both frighten us and inspire us. … If we listen closely the message we hear is: Don’t wait.

- Frank Ostaseski, The Five Invitations

October 6, 2017

We have just so many days to live. Each one can be a day brought mindfully into awareness and appreciation. … By remembering each day, we bring ourselves into greater belonging, into knowing we are part of a luminous whole.

- Gunilla Norris, On the Wing

October 3, 2017

Our work, our relationships, and our lives succeed or fail one conversation at a time. While no single conversation is guaranteed to transform a company, a relationship, or a life, any single conversation can. Speak and listen as if this is the most important conversation you will ever have with this person.

October 2, 2017

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When people really listen to each other in a quiet, fascinated attention, the creative fountain inside each of us begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected wisdom.

- Brenda Ueland, in John Fox, Finding What You Didn’t Lose