Thomas Merton Quoted

Thomas Merton hermitage interior2 (Abbey of Ge...

Thomas Merton hermitage interior2 (Abbey of Gethsemani) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another.”

 

“Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love therefore, is its own reward.”

 

“We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.”

Solace Factor

English: Hans Vonk, conductor, 1942-2004. &quo...

English: Hans Vonk, conductor, 1942-2004. “Music was his life. Now it brings us solace and serenity.” Nederlands: Hans Vonk (dirigent). Foto van Han Fraijman Almere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sin is failing to let God make the past holy. This is what works in order to make the past holy. Stay awake and observe it. Have the freedom to respond not react. Unconditionally accept everyone, everything with love for  five months, see what happens. Pin point the emotion don’t judge it.  Give up false program  for happiness. It is a choice. Live a healthy life and let the liver naturally filter out the chemicals caused by fear and anger. It takes time. I had so many wonderful dreams when I was young. I was not supported in any of them but what has  happened has been far beyond anything I had ever dreamed of.  We  live between two unknowns, the mystery of God and the mystery of ourselves.We  realize choices in life, all the variables for which we do not have control. I have come to know I am invited to this life not condemmed to life.

Communion of the Senses

2006-02-25 drop on feather

2006-02-25 drop on feather (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Listen to the deepest heart.

Everything has glory, let it be.

Humility, finite but infinitely loved.

Ministry, on a deeper dimension, transformation in the process

Lives where we love more than where we live.

Consciousness

There is an intensity of consciousness that occurs in the creative act.

I would like to quote Evelyn Underhill on creative expression and the validity of seeing.

“Nature herself reveals little of her secret to those who only look and listen with the outward ear or eye. The condition of all valid seeing, upon every plane of consciousness, lies not in the sharpening of the senses, but in a peculiar attitude of the whole personality: in a self-forgetting attentiveness, a profound concentration, a self-merging , which operates a real communion between the seer and the seen…”

Divine Therepy

Sunrise over the south beach of Jamaica.

Sunrise over the south beach of Jamaica. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The cure for craving affection is to give love freely, as if one was poured down into oneself

Desire a single-minded focus for life, one aim that catches up all activity, uniting it and making it holy.

Have such a distinct consciousness from time to time of now being actually educated by God, and what I have got to do is largely just let it happen.

Allow the mystery and let light, life and love permeate my body.

The practice of transformation becomes surrender.