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Be the Light and People will find the Way

I found myself today attending the funeral of a distant cousin in the city of Nancy, eastern France. The decline of our 88-years old cousin’s health was rapid after she suffered a heart attack early October and it precipitated yet … Continue reading

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Remembrance – Rainer Maria Rilke

And you wait, keep waiting for that one thing which would infinitely enrich your life: the powerful, uniquely uncommon, the awakening of dormant stones, depths that would reveal you to yourself. In the dusk you notice the book shelves with … Continue reading

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A few moments of healing

Dear Ones, I have been reflecting lately on some “moments of healing” and how important it is to be aware and acknowledge them–and be grateful, of course. Simple ones. The other day, I had finished preparing a meal for my … Continue reading

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Germinating in full honesty

Happy New Year, dear Ones! Here is the theme for our gathering this week. A cryptic theme to start the year! ‘Germinating’ was in my mind recently, and it gently collided with a story from a French children’s magazine. I’ll explain, … Continue reading

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I love the dark hours — Rainer Maria Rilke

I love the dark hours of my being. My mind deepens into them. There I can find, as in old letters, the days of my life, already lived, and held like a legend, and understood. Then the knowing comes: I … Continue reading

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Each of Us Has A Name — Zelda

Each of Us Has A Name Each of us has a name given by God and given by our parents Each of us has a name given by our stature and our smile and given by what we wear Each … Continue reading

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For a New Beginning — John O’Donohue

For a New Beginning In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling … Continue reading

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Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End? by Mary Oliver

Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End? There are things you can’t reach. But you can reach out to them, and all day long. The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God. And it can keep … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Celebrating the life and work of Rainer Maria Rilke, born December 4, 1875 “Everywhere transience is plunging into the depths of Being… It is our task to imprint this temporary, perishable earth into ourselves so deeply, so painfully and passionately, … Continue reading

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Book of Hours, II, 16 — Rainer Maria Rilke

Book of Hours, II, 16 — Rainer Maria Rilke II, 16 How surely gravity’s law, strong as an ocean current, takes hold of even the strongest thing and pulls it toward the heart of the world. Each thing – each … Continue reading

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