meditation

we begin again – a meditation

  For remaining silent when a single voice would have made a difference.     We forgive ourselves and each other; we begin again in love. For each time that our fears have made us rigid and inaccessible     We forgive ourselves and each other; we begin again in love. For each time that we have struck out…

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Guest house – a meditation

  This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He…

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leaving – a guest meditation by Hillery

  “You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted.  But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out?  Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? And IF…

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grace – a meditation

    I do not at all understand the mystery of grace—only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. Anne Lamotte     What is grace? A definition that I like is “God’s undeserved favor.” Grace comes to me when I least expect it, and usually…

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meditation – a meditation

  Meditation is not passive sitting in silence. It is sitting in awareness, free from distraction, and realizing the clear understanding that arises from concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh   Prayer and meditation is recommended in the program by way of Step 11. However, meditation is not something that comes easily to me. Growing up, I…

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