“Hope fills us with the strength to stay present, to abide in the flow of the Mercy no matter what storms assail us. It is entered always and only through surrender; that is, through the willingness to let go of everything we are presently clinging to. And yet when we enter it, it enters us and fills us with its own life–a quiet strength beyond anything we have ever known.” ~Cynthia Bourgeault, Mystical Hope
God is our heart, our soul, our mind, our strength.
Breath and Life, God in our midst always.
another page of notes from the Disciple Project, this time from a talk on strength by Pastor Ashley Dellagiacoma
God teaches you by means of opposites – so that you will have two wings to fly, not one. ~Rumi
Sit quiet for a minute each day.
Don’t let your branches move.
Conserve your energy within and without.
Concentrate all your strength on your invisible wings.
pages from my 5″ x 12″ journal
Notes inspired by one of the strength lessons from Rich Nelson’s discipleship course called “Following the Way.” They fell into the pattern of the disciple frame of heart, soul, mind and strength. I couldn’t help but feel a cyclical nature with this image.
A blessing through the lens of LEAD’s disciple frame:
May I live this day compassionate of heart, clear in word, gracious in awareness, courageous in thought, generous in love.
You can find more info on LEAD’s disciple frame here: http://waytolead.org/portfolio-item/vision-christian-leadership-2/.
It’s fascinating to interpret writing through the lens of the disciple frame: heart, soul, mind and strength.
“to open the heart, to explore the mystery of union, to fiercely search for and try to say the truth, to celebrate the glory and difficulty of being in a human incarnation” ~Coleman Barks in describing a dervish learning community
Move thoughts from mind space to heart space and the soul space will emerge.
“Teach your mouth to say what is in your heart.”
Learn to be still and know – heart, soul, mind and strength – that I am.
Psalm 46:10 and Mark 12:30