I remembering longing for anything that felt "normal." I wanted to feel better physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. And I wanted all of that normal immediately.
What makes letting go so hard for me? Too often in my life I've chosen to hang onto things too long. Material things as well as thoughts and ideas and even jobs. On my silent retreat two weeks ago, I saw examples of destruction and construction, saw how letting go - to the point of … Continue reading Destruct and construct
Lately I've had several dreams of escaping. I'm being chased by people I can't see - but I know they're there. And they're about to catch me. What will happen if they do? If they actually do catch me? I don't know. And I don't want to find out. So I run, I hide, I … Continue reading What you resist . . .
Soulful people temper our tantrums by their calm, lessen our urgency by their peace, exhibit a world of options and alternatives when all the conversation turns into dualistic bickering. - Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life I was struck by nearly every sentence of our reading in our centering prayer group … Continue reading Betweenness
Though this post isn't in completely in keeping with my health update posts, it feels appropriate for me to look back at the books that sustained me in the last calendar year. Even before my breast cancer diagnosis, my reading has mostly been in the realm of the spiritual. Here are some of the books … Continue reading Books that expanded me in 2011