January 6, 2017

This being human is a guest house.
Each morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.

January 5, 2017

The heart itself is only a small vessel, yet dragons are there, and lions; there are poisonous beasts and ... evil; there are rough and uneven roads; there are precipices; but there too are God and the angels; life is there, and … there too is light, and … heavenly cities, and treasures of grace.

January 4, 2017

Find the thing that stirs your heart and make room for it. Life is about the development of self to the point of unbridled joy.

- Joan Chittister

Jan 4 : Joan Chittister

January 3, 2017

May the angels of light
glisten for us this day.
May the sparks of God’s beauty
dance in the eyes of those we love.
May the universe
be on fire with Presence for us this day.
May the new sun’s rising
grace us with gratitude. …
Let heaven’s winds stir the soil of our soul
and fresh awakenings rise within us.

January 2, 2017

When the heart is ready for a fresh beginning, unforeseen things can emerge. … a beginning … is an opening for surprises. … beginnings have their own mind, and they invite and unveil new gifts and arrivals in one’s life. Beginnings are new horizons that want to be seen; … What is the new horizon in you that wants to be seen?

- John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us

Jan 2 : John O’Donohue