“Stillness always amazes me. God rescues me in stillness.”

~Bob Holmes

Blessed by the longing…

Blessed be the longing that brought you here
And quickens your soul with wonder.

May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire
That disturbs you when you have settled for something safe.

May you have the wisdom to enter generously into
your own unease

To discover the new direction your longing wants
you to take.

May the forms of your belonging — in love, creativity
and friendship —

Be equal to the grandeur and the call of your soul.

Quote: John O’Donohue
Excerpt from ‘For Longing,’ BENEDICTUS (Europe) /

Photo: Ann Cahill
Lough Inagh, Co. Galway / Ireland – April 2018

from – Contemplative Monk (FaceBook)

with all of your heart


Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

Quote: Confucious
Image: Unknown


we are bound together

Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King
And recognize that there are ties between us,
All men and women, living on the earth
Ties of hope and love, of sister and brotherhood
That we are bound together
in our desire to see the world become
A place in which our children can grow free and strong
We are bound together by the task that stands before us
and the road that lies ahead
We are bound and we are bound…

James Taylor