When they stay quiet in the muteness of naked truth, resting in a simple and open-eyed awareness, attentive to the darkness which baffles them, a subtle and indefinable peace begins to seep into their souls and occupies them with a deep and inexplicable satisfaction….What is it? It is hard to say: but one feels that it is somehow summed up in ‘the will of God’ or simply, ‘God.’..Thomas Merton
this gift of life continues to unfold…as we pause at midnight, may authentic and heart-filled gratitude seize any needless worrying…..toast to the wisdom growing, forever growing….our seeking ways reflect our soul journey…..
When the soul awakens at midlife and presents its gifts, life is permanently marked by the inclusion of them. Taken in, they become the hallmark of your life, the core of your uniqueness. Refused, they can haunt your days and may undermine all your toiling. I cannot specify what the gift of soul to you will be at midlife. I can only suggest that when it is presented it be received…..Murray Stein
If we have been out in the dark, how comforting to see a lighted window; if we have been shut in, how refreshing when the light finds us. Windows teach us to be transparent, to allow the flow of light both in and out. How very challenging it is to be like a clear window, especially in difficult situations. We are asked not to force or to add anything extra to the events, to allow light to emerge, and to trust that it will. That kind of transparency requires letting go of our agenda. It requires a willingness, an unguarded presence. To be transparent as a window is to welcome the unknown, to allow the unexpected, and to find light in all that is familiar…….Gunilla Norris