May I be the light for those who perceive shadows. May I be the comfort for all those distressed. May I dedicate myself today and always to remain until all who suffer awaken to the truth. In this time of confusion and chaos, remember your capacity to love is the capacity to bring light to … Continue reading LIGHT BEING
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/bookshelf?ref_=kdp_BS_D_TN_bs May you be happy and at peace May you have mental well being May you find in the midst of the storm a calm and abiding stillness At Nellie Lauth Amazon Peace Friends Now and always
This is from my morning contemplation - my heart pierced with compassion for all beings on this planet at this time. May the Spirit of Love and Light Descend and illuminate my heart. May fear be dissolved in an Ocean of Calm And may concerns be dissolved in a state of Grace. May this Light … Continue reading A PANDEMIC OF COMPASSION
Today is one of those days. Sitting here in this sanctuary, looking out through the double doors, the sky is dark and overcast as we wait for the possibility of our first snow - just flurries perhaps. But still. There is a chant very quietly playing and I am overcome by a sense of deep … Continue reading But still
It's Halloween but I have an idea. Instead of putting on a mask and costume, let's take them off. Let's take off the frowns and grimaces. Let's stop being so adult. Let's become child-like. Let's return to our innocent and hopeful true self and greet each other with deep joy and gratitude. May you be … Continue reading UNMASK THE SOUL
Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see." ― Rumi
I don’t want to write about my anger. It isn’t pretty. It isn’t nice. It is messy. Anger has really showed its ugly head lately and it is devastating. Emotionally and physically, I have crashed and I am trying not to give up. First of all, there is physical pain. I can’t get surgery scheduled … Continue reading the one I don’t want to post!
There is a gift in withdrawing from life. The gift of retreat. It is permission to stop and rest and to reassess your life. And, it is an opportunity to be released from the constant anxiety that might be driving you and that seems to motivate so many of us.
Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength. G.K. Chesterton What is my hope? I wish for your happiness. I hope you … Continue reading Hopeful
I have been in retreat. First in an ashram this summer and now, in this simple cave, this basement apartment, quiet and serene, on this winter day. The snow falling creates a blanket that muffles sound as a meditation muffles the distracting thoughts that constantly demand our attention and that distract us from our hearts. … Continue reading As complete as His name