Reflections from early February

Compassion is a spirituality as if creation mattered. It is treating all creation as holy and as divine… which is what it is. Matthew Fox

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. Rainer Maria Rilke

To be in too big a hurry to get over our difficulties is a mistake because you don’t know how valuable they are from God’s perspective, for without them you might never be transformed as deeply and as thoroughly. Thomas Keating

And so remember this, life is no abyss, Somewhere there’s a bluebird of happiness. Emily Dickenson

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” 

Plant so that your own heart will grow. Love so God will think, ‘Ahhhh, I got kin in that body! I should start inviting that soul over for coffee and rolls.’ Hafiz

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times.  Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The more agitated we are, and the more compacted our lives become, the more difficult it is to keep a space where God can let something truly new really take place. The discipline of the heart helps us to let God into our hearts so that God can become known to us there, in the deepest recesses of our own being. Henri Nouwen

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