Advent I- at the threshold of discovery

You have looked
at so many doors with longing, wondering if your life lay on the other side.

For today, choose the door that opens
to the inside.

Travel the most ancient way of all:
the path that leads you
to the center of your life.

No map
but the one
you make yourself.

No provision
but what you already carry and the grace that comes to those who walk
the pilgrim’s way.

Speak this blessing
as you set out
and watch how
your rhythm slows,
the cadence of the road drawing you into the pace that is your own.

Eat when hungry.
Rest when tired.
Listen to your dreaming. Welcome detours
as doors deeper in.

Pray for protection.
Ask for the guidance you need. Offer gladness
for the gifts that come
and then
let them go.

Do not expect
to return
by the same road. Home is always
by another way
and you will know it not by the light
that waits for you but by the star
that blazes inside you telling you
where you are
is holy
and you are welcome here.

Quote: Jan Richardson and Image: Pinterest

Interconnected

Noticing that everything is interconnected, that love and light exist amid the darkness, and that not all is lost, can nourish us on our paths.


Quote: Rose Zonetti
Image: Pop and Zebra

from Gratefulness.org

The path

Wanderer, there is no path, the path is made by walking.


Quote: Antonio Machado

 

Monday’s door

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This Monday might feel like an uncharted path even when you have greeted Mondays for many years.

Before you… a day that may seem dull of color and too familiar. May there be a step that opens a new path just beside the one you’ve always followed. May this be a day full of texture and undiscovered surprises.

 

Image: Arches (Pinterest)

the Path

  
On this path let your heart be your guide for the body is hesitant and full of fear. Rumi 

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