what is left

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours. 

And so may a slow
Wind work these words 
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak 
To mind your life.

~John O’Donohue

we can’t simply invite in this sense of protection…..but we can protect…..

inquiry for today~ what beliefs have you shifted? what do you miss now?

who wins?

Religion is about answers, spirituality is about questions. Five questions in particular- Who am I? Where did I come from? Where do I go when I die? How should I live? Why? Each religion offers its own set of answers to these questions and expects believers to adhere to them. Spirituality asks you to live with the questions and to question any answer that arises in response to them. Because religion is about answers, the religious are often (though not always) belligerent in their defense of their beliefs. Because spirituality is about questions, spiritual people are often (though not always) humble in their not knowing. If you say you are spiritual but not religious, make sure you are about inquiry and humility rather than belief and belligerence.

~Rabbi Rami Shapiro

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