how we know


We each have a particular way, and we are responsible for the choices we make which shape the direction of our lives unfolding. At the same time, we are also invited to yield our desire to control that unfolding. The spiritual journey calls us out into the wild places where God is not tamed and domesticated. We are asked to release our agendas and discover the holy direction for our lives. When we yield, we allow a holy pause, notice where we are forcing things, and then we can let them go. It is about smiling gently at all the inner desires that attempt to grasp control of our lives. When we do, we can give those feelings a compassionate gaze. We can allow each of them to dissolve into this endless embrace, yielding to the greater force at work within us.    ~Christine Valters Paintner

and when the day is done, how will you recommit to the next?

inquiry for today~   rest. revive. renew. how?

a little discomfort

I have to remind myself repeatedly that saying, “No,” is not only critical to my healing but also a beautiful act of self-care. But the truth is that choosing what’s good for us doesn’t always feel really good. Paradox, dichotomy and contradictory feelings are often present and real in many of the ‘right’ choices in our day-to-day lives.

~Jillian Pransky


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