Friday, May 04, 2007

Sometimes the Journey----

Sometimes the journey becomes something else. A new beginning, a
dissatisfaction with the way things are, even a cry for help. It "may be
a realization that certain areas of our lives have become intolerable,"
says Joseph Dispenza.

My favorite travel story is Anne Morrow Lindberg's A Gift from the Sea.
I re-read it each time I travel to the ocean. She goes to the beach
naked to lifes achievements, picks up seashells, misses her children and
husband, but finds a totally new perspective on life. That is The Gift,
the gift given by a sacred restlessness.

A journey begins with a destiny, a call. Moses to the promised land,
Mary with announcement of child, and Paul with a blinding light followed
by darkness.

Where does my journey begin? A vague restlessness, a tiredness of
routine, an awareness of a futility of effort?


At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Journey...
He calls to all.
He is the Start of our prayer;
He invites...welcomes.
Blessed are they who
Find Him;
Who come with their 'yes'
With their littleness,
With their silence,
So to hear Him whisper.

At 6:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With God.....
In gladness we find a lonely time;
A time of separation from others.
A silent and desert time
So that we may find Him.
The desert, then, is not lonely
For we find Him there.
The silence is not barren
For it is full of the Divine.
Solitude is a bridge over which
We cross to be with Him.

At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Hear....
Lord, what a gift to us
That You should come to our hearts;
That You should abide with us;
That Your love might caress us.
What a blessing it is
To spend time alone with You;
To listen with our soul's ears;
To hear that soft whispering sound.
How blessed are we
Such a Sacred Gift...Thy Presence.

At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And so the Spirit is at work;
He stirs us and we awake
To a feeling of restlessness,
To a desire for good,
To a yearning for the more complete.
And so begins our prayer;
Words...not yet
But hunger and thirst...yes.

At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Present Moment...
Words of Helen Keller:
"Help us to appreciate the present moment and to search out its
advantages that we may be glad
for the todays of life,
leaving the tomorrows in Thy hand...
Help us to rise each day with
new sympathies, new thoughts of unity and joy."

At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The joy of prayer...
Let others seek happiness
where they may;
Our joy is in His
Our light is glowing
from Him;
Our peace is flowing
from His heart;
Our hope is in
the Rock, fountain of
living waters.


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