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Less is More (Advent Meditation) …

I have never been busier in my life than I have been recently. What right do I have to talk about contemplation when I have been living on overdrive? It seems that we tend to think that more is better…
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Cultivating Gratitude (Jewish Thanksgiving Prayers) …

For the laughter of the children, For my own life breath, For the abundance of food on this table, For the ones who prepared this sumptuous feast, For the roof over our heads, The clothes on our backs, For our…
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The Examen: Prayer of Hope …

While it’s easy to think about the Examen as being oriented to the past, this prayer helps us to pay attention to where God is in the past, present, and future. The prayer begins with God in the present: God…
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Earth Prayer (Prayer for World Peace) …

O Endless Creator, Force of Life, Seat of the Unconscious, Dharma, Atman, Ra, Qalb, Dear Center of our Love, Christlight, Yaweh, Allah, Mawu, Mother of the Universe… Let us, when swimming with the stream, become the stream… Let us, when…
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In The Gentle Whisper …

Christ you come to us, Not in the wind and storm, Not in the earthquake and fire, But in the gentle whisper, The sound of sheer silence, A breath of calm that stills the sea, And quietens my soul. It…
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Awakening Is Essential …

Times are difficult globally; awakening is no longer a luxury or an ideal. It’s becoming critical. We don’t need to add more depression, more discouragement, or more anger to what’s already here. It’s becoming essential that we learn how to…
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My Mystery Opens Me to God’s Mystery …

Only love can know love, only mercy can know mercy, only the endless mystery I am to myself is ready for God’s Infinite Mystery. When I can stand in mystery (not knowing and not needing to know and being dazzled…
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The Desert …

Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. — Mother Teresa from Mother Teresa: In My Own Words It is this…
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The Wave …

You arrived as a ripple of change emanating from an original, unstoppable, memory, a then made now, entirely yourself, found now in the world, now as creator of that world. You were a signature written in sand taken by the…
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Our Journey on Earth …

During my days of cancer, I felt such fear from all directions, including the well-intended but negative scenarios of all the doctors preparing for what to do when this would fall off or that would stop working. The only place…
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The Meadow and Prayer …

As we walk into words that have waited for us to enter them, so the meadow, muddy with dreams, is gathering itself together and trying, with difficulty, to remember how to make wildflowers. Imperceptibly heaving with the old impatience, it…