It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Finally. FINALLY! A day with no commitments. Sunshine, solitude and silence, and rest. That is it. That is all. That is enough.
In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me. Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way I come here empty and so, set a
It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less. On, on, on for ever, without recreation may suit spirits emancipated from this 'heavy clay', but while we are in this tabernacle, we must every now and then cry halt, and serve the Lord by holy
Thou oughtest in every deed and thought so to order thyself, as if thou wert to die this day. Thomas Kempis There is the most brilliant red sunrise this morning. It might be the last I ever see; or I may take pleasure in hundreds more. It’s not for me to know the future so,
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Sounds like a good plan for a Monday as we begin again. But first, coffee: personally brewed and hand-delivered to my
God has engrained in all of us particular passions, drives and interests, and in pursuing them with a Godward perspective, we engage in worship. Adam McHugh, Introverts in the Church Leaning in to silence and solitude today. That is all. That is enough.
But there is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question. Thomas Merton I click send on an email about a decision I’ve been mulling over for ages, making it official. Intention means letting go of some good things in order to focus best on the precious few. Later,