Saturday, August 7, 2010
Let me recommend Joan Chittister's book,
"Called to Question."
Here is an excerpt:
"It's possible, of course, to wend our way through life superficially, questioning nothing and calling it faith. Or we can choose to look ourselves in the center of our souls, admit the worst, whatever the pain of that, and pursue the best, even when we are totally unsure where that pursuit will take us. This book is an attempt to be true to the struggle to create for ourselves a spirituality that comes out of both the essentials and the uncertainties of life rather than the pieties."
(Photo taken 07-2010, Canon Xsi 1.4 lens)
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I have been receiving emails from "The Center for Action and Contemplation" for a number of months. On a daily basis they send a short, thought provoking message (usually no more than a couple of small paragraphs) from the writings of Richard Rohr. Whether I agree with everything he says or not, I am still prodded to think again about the things I believe.
Today's meditation was on the relationship between silence and words. I was struck with these words:
" Silence and words are related. Words that don’t come out of silence probably don’t say much. They probably are more an unloading than a communicating....If I had to advise one thing for spiritual growth, it would be silence."
It is so true. Many times I have found myself "unloading" words instead of really "communicating" something meaningful, birthed from time spent in silence.
If you would like to subscribe to Rohr's daily emails, this link will take you there:Subscribe to CAC email lists
Monday, July 19, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The majority of flowers in this photo are bright orange California Poppies. They are all facing the same direction. There is one Shirley Poppy, and ironically, it is not only a different color, but it is facing the opposite direction!
Does that say anything to you?
(Canon Rebel Xsi, 250mm lens, cropped - 06-03-2010)