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A journey of growth that is eternal.

“Ponder these words: He and I. Live them. I and you: I in you.” He and I, Gabrielle Bossis (Pauline Books) The pull of love is towards union. Our hearts desire it and as well fears it. To let go means dropping many obstacles so that the beloved can enter in. The deeper the love the more longing […]


The General Dance

For the world and time are the dance of the Lord in emptiness. The silence of the spheres is the music of a wedding feast. The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomena of life, the more we analyze them out into strange finalities and complex purposes of our own, the more we involve ourselves in […]


The dance of being a caregiver

There is a lot of learning in taking care of the elderly.  Boundaries are understood at an ever deeper level.  For instance, when to step in and to know when doing anything is inappropriate and even harmful.  No matter the age, if the mind is still sharp, all that can be done is to try […]


Glimpsing the Cosmic Dance

When we are alone on a starlit night, when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children, when we know love in our own hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet, Basho, […]