Remember philospher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ’s famous quote:
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
Try saying this silently to everyone and everything you see for thirty days and see what happens to your own soul:
“I wish you happiness now and whatever will bring happiness to you in the future.”
If we said it to the sky, we would have to stop polluting, if we said it to the ponds and lakes and streams, we would have to stop using them as garbage dumps and sewers; if we said it to small children we would have to stop abusing them, even in the name of training; if we said it to people, we would have to stop stoking the fires of enmity around us. Beauty and human warmth would take root in us like a clear, hot June day. We would change.
—from A Monastery Almanac (Benetvision) by the always wonderful Joan Chittister
In a mere 14 words, J. Adams Snyder gives us food for thought as we discern the distinction between dying and death. There are not the kissing cousins we might automatically assume, but rather radically different processes.
“The process of dying is falling asleep.
The process of death
is waking up.”
― J. Adam Snyder
When we don’t listen to
our intuition, we abandon our souls.
And we abandon our souls
because we are afraid if we don’t,
others will abandon us.
~ Terry Tempest Williams
Be present with the heart before you take any action.
This takes you to the source, where the answers already exist.
Dr. Peebles, channeled by Natalie K. Gianelli
“Mystical service means modeling calm in chaos, kindness amid anger, forgiveness at all times. personal integrity — to live, in other words, mindful that every second offers a choice to either channel grace or to withhold it.”