Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. —
It’s been 8 months since I’ve shared any words here. Last year, 2018, was a year of movement. All aspects of my life shifted and rearranged themselves. I met Ryan in January (we celebrated our one year of knowing one another on January 5th), I moved from the Near Eastside of Indianapolis to the northwest part of the city near the IMA and Crown Hill Cemetery, I had multiple job changes – that would take me a whole blog post to explain – and I got sick for about a month in September, which really kicked my butt.
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Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself. — Paramahansa Yogananda
Last year on my birthday I climbed out of my bedroom window, perched on my little corner roof and watched the sunset. No one else was home and I was perfectly content. Later in my journal I wrote the following:
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Contemplate the mystery of life with gladness and praise! — Luigi Santucci
Dear child, dear child, stay calm, you’re safe!
I’ve planted in you a seed of peace. A peace deep and wide and complete.
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There is no “what” that can be called God. There is no such thing as God because God is neither a “what” nor a “thing” but a pure “Who.” — Thomas Merton
For the last year or so, I have been reading New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton*. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend reading a little bit every now and then. Today is Thomas Merton’s birthday. He’s been extremely influential in my spiritual journey and I would like to share some of my favorite quotes from his book that have had a significant impact on my life:
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We are god’s still-forming child, still opening our eyes on a reality whose astonishments we can never exhaust. — Marilynne Robinson
Why do I so easily forget that reality is astonishing? Whenever my current situation isn’t going the way I planned, or if life is just too hard to handle, I am quick to reminisce, become nostalgic, think of the “good old days”. Or, I jump ahead and daydream about all the things I’d like to see happen, all the possibilities, all the ways life could be better.
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