Perhaps last night’s journaling sensed what would come to life at 2am as I watched the night sky from the River House deck.
A shooting, falling star is like “a bright, fragile ‘I am'” … “As our metal eyes wake / to absolute night, / where whispers fly / from the beginning of time, / we cup our ears to the heavens.” ~ We Are Listening by Diane Ackerman
#poetry #listen #journalingforthesoul #vondadreesart
Still working my way through sharing the pages created during Advent, although my heart this morning is holding vigil for the Holy Innocents.
The second photo is our labyrinth before re-blazing it last night. There is no filter on the photo, just nature’s twilight.
Drop Thy still dews of quietness / Till all our strivings cease / Take from our souls the strain and stress / And let our ordered lives confess / The beauty of Thy peace. ~John Greenleaf Whittier
When my eyes chase the noise, often I miss what was to be right in front of me. “Wait,” says the Lord, “be in the I AM.”
We are worth more than the results of our efforts. ~Henri Nouwen
This post, scheduled a month in advance, is likely a message I need to be hearing right about now. Listen up, me.
Solitude teaches us to be present.
Silence teaches us how to listen.
Stillness helps us develop discernment.
be still… you are loved… you can relax now
Notice what you notice. ~advice given to Jan Richardson from her spiritual director
We are held in unexpected, serendipitous grace. And sometimes when we’re still, we may even notice it.
Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity. ~Lao Tzu
Learn to be still and know – heart, soul, mind and strength – that I am.
Psalm 46:10 and Mark 12:30