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We Are All Beggars, by Chaz Howard

FaceBook  On Sep 14, 2021 Amy wrote:
That's God! (I've experienced the same ... It's God!)
 

Fire, by Judy Brown

FaceBook  On Sep 10, 2021 Jo wrote:
"What to take in and what to reject", pops for me...
 

Fire, by Judy Brown

FaceBook  On Sep 10, 2021 aj wrote:
This is a wow! Spot on in both truth and wisdom! Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed!
 

The Difficulty In Listening, by Delshad Karanjia

FaceBook  On Aug 26, 2021 aj wrote:
Sadly, to varying degrees, we all are judgmental. What a sad day! 🙏
 

The Difficulty In Listening, by Delshad Karanjia

FaceBook  On Aug 23, 2021 a wrote:
Wisdom David! I have to try to remember and utilize this wise truth. Thank you very much friend!
 

Only Stillness Can Change Us, by Jean Klein

FaceBook  On Aug 12, 2021 jo wrote:
Yes! aka ... synched;)
 

Only Stillness Can Change Us, by Jean Klein

FaceBook  On Aug 7, 2021 aj wrote:
My favorite minutes are those spent in silent, Divineawareness. I am free in them ... . Amen to your reflection!
 

Response Is Different From An Answer, by Ariel Burger

FaceBook  On Aug 3, 2021 Amy wrote:
My grandson (Frankie) has yet to be diagnosed, but has some "issues". My granddaughter (Evie) is 2 years younger than her bother Frankie, and has had to be super flexible in the past three years of her little 3 year old life with her 5 year old brother. Making a long story short, with hands on his hips, Frankie was lording over his sister yet once again (waiting for her to get out of a chair he did not want her to occupy. Grandma Amy's "response" today, was to pick her grandson up and walk him to the back yard to the swing set ... where we swangand talked about coopering, loving, being flexible, what was going on in his head ... feeling the sunshine and working on our "calm". Answers work for Frankie when talking about "Woolley Mamoths" ... but not for matters regarding "relationships". Best to respond. 
 

Who Me, Stealing?, by Constance Habash

FaceBook  On Jul 27, 2021 Jo wrote:
So good!
 

The River Of Silence, by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

FaceBook  On Jul 17, 2021 aj wrote:
Amen! ("What helps me be more awake to the truth that underlies my fears is my faith that human death is death of my body which is a manifestation of God in human form and not death of soul or God that is me and is eternal.")
 

The Great Gesture That Unites Us, by Brother David Steindl-Rast

FaceBook  On Jul 13, 2021 Jo wrote:
I am sooooooo grateful for YOU! Thanks be to God! Pure gift from my Father in Heaven are you, I believe! Amen:)
 

Heart Is Not About Emotions, by Cynthia Bourgeault

FaceBook  On Jul 10, 2021 aj wrote:
"When I give primacy to this deeper perception over surface level emotions, I use more of my whole self and more likely do what is best for me and others." Amen! Truth in your reflection!
 

Virtues Are Like Vitamins, by Adam Grant

FaceBook  On Jul 1, 2021 aj wrote:
❤️
 

Virtues Are Like Vitamins, by Adam Grant

FaceBook  On Jul 1, 2021 Amy wrote:
I hear you! Amen
 

Virtues Are Like Vitamins, by Adam Grant

FaceBook  On Jun 29, 2021 aj wrote:
Amen! I like the word "personal" with regard to a 'Golden-mean". Seems what might be 'golden' for one, is but 'rust' for the next. Again, amen Anilkumar!
 

Just Become A Swinging Door, by Shunryu Suzuki

FaceBook  On Jun 24, 2021 Inrereasting wrote:
❤️
 

I Am Me, by Virginia Satir

FaceBook  On Jun 15, 2021 Jo wrote:
Amen Susan! Amen. As I think of you, I will pray for you! Be true to yourself! You are the only "you" in the the world! Be you!🌱
 

I Am Me, by Virginia Satir

FaceBook  On Jun 15, 2021 Aj wrote:
I love! "Taking ownership of self takes enormous sacrifice. ... etc."a
 

Path With Heart, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On Jun 2, 2021 jo wrote:
I hear you!❤️
 

Path With Heart, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On Jun 1, 2021 Jo wrote:
"In beginning a genuine spiritual journey, we have to stay much closer to home, to focus directly on what is right here in front of us ....They are the moments when we touch one another...". This segment of today's reading most jumps out for me! So much good I read in these reflections shared! I love! Thank you! (You, spiritually "touched me".)
 

Path With Heart, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On Jun 1, 2021 me wrote:
At 60, I found the same to be true! As I sit quietly on our front porch listening to a little wren singing from the rooftop of his home ....God sitting in therocker beside me. Amen Patrick!
 

Practice Over Parables, by Jason Garner

FaceBook  On May 25, 2021 Amy wrote:
Dear Eleanor,
I am a Christian too! Once I learned that Jesus Christ died on a cross to do for me what I could NEVER ("strive enough") do for myself, I found peace. He did it! For you and for me,He did it! It is out of Jesus's death (HIS power), Istrive to live within His plan. I could NEVER (on my own) earn it... never! For God so loved Eleanor and me (the world), He sent His Son. THANKS BE TO oUR DAD Who LIVES in Heaven! Amen.
 

A Fixed Place To Stand, by Richard Rohr

FaceBook  On May 23, 2021 aj wrote:
Yes!
 

A Fixed Place To Stand, by Richard Rohr

FaceBook  On May 20, 2021 aj wrote:
I have been standing on, trusting in and not wavering from the truth of "The Rock" since grade school. Yes, we have to stand on something or Someone ..... or, we fall for anything/anyone. (A quotefrom someone). Amen:)
 

A Fixed Place To Stand, by Richard Rohr

FaceBook  On May 20, 2021 True for me too! wrote:
True wisdom and knowledge at work! Amen
 

A Fixed Place To Stand, by Richard Rohr

FaceBook  On May 20, 2021 jo wrote:
Gold! This is pure gold!
 

Run With The Unexpected, by Aryae Coopersmith

FaceBook  On May 17, 2021 jo wrote:
Amen! Fly!
 

See The Universe In A Sunflower, by Thich Nhat Hanh

FaceBook  On May 6, 2021 me wrote:
;)
 

See The Universe In A Sunflower, by Thich Nhat Hanh

FaceBook  On May 6, 2021 always wrote:
So beautiful! So beautifully said Jagdish. Amen
 

See The Universe In A Sunflower, by Thich Nhat Hanh

FaceBook  On May 3, 2021 me wrote:
🌱
 

Blessing For The Longest Night, by Jan Richardson

FaceBook  On May 3, 2021 Breathe wrote:
I feel free just reading this! Amen!
 

Blessing For The Longest Night, by Jan Richardson

FaceBook  On May 3, 2021 me wrote:
Thank God for your "keen desire to learn new things ... and such inner Light"! The Lord is SURELY with you! In HIM, you will SEE! Do what He directs you!
 

Blessing For The Longest Night, by Jan Richardson

FaceBook  On May 3, 2021 Do not be afraid of the Light wrote:
I hear you Sandy! I am with you! I have called you by name. Carved you in my heart. Amen
 

Blessing For The Longest Night, by Jan Richardson

FaceBook  On May 3, 2021 me wrote:
Just read again ... I love! Amen Robin!
 

Blessing For The Longest Night, by Jan Richardson

FaceBook  On Apr 27, 2021 me wrote:
Amen Robin!
 

Blessing For The Longest Night, by Jan Richardson

FaceBook  On Apr 27, 2021 Amy wrote:
AMEN! I am walking toward the dawn! Amen.
 

Rich Man And The Beggar, by Hindu Parable (Author Unknown)

FaceBook  On Apr 22, 2021 me wrote:
He is everywhere!
 

Rich Man And The Beggar, by Hindu Parable (Author Unknown)

FaceBook  On Apr 20, 2021 me too wrote:
Amen!
 

Rich Man And The Beggar, by Hindu Parable (Author Unknown)

FaceBook  On Apr 20, 2021 me wrote:
Thanks be to our Father! Amen!
 

Radical Reflection, by Kittisaro

FaceBook  On Apr 10, 2021 me wrote:
Amen David. There is more to this life and world than we can see. So much more (thanks be to God) ... if we only stop chasing. Yes, to your reflection!
 

Invisibility In A Time Of Transparency, by Akiko Busch

FaceBook  On Apr 8, 2021 jo wrote:
Amen!
 

Invisibility In A Time Of Transparency, by Akiko Busch

FaceBook  On Apr 8, 2021 jo wrote:
True;)
 

Ambiguity Of Violence, by Robert Sapolsky

FaceBook  On Apr 3, 2021 me wrote:
Amen!
 

Thirsty For Wonder, by Mirabai Starr

FaceBook  On Mar 8, 2021 aj wrote:
I am with you says our Lord! Thank you for your reflection! I am with you...
 

Not Taking Things Personally, by Mark Manson

FaceBook  On Feb 19, 2021 Amy wrote:
Amen! So beautiful ... so true are you! Amen. I love.
 

Solitude Is Where Community Begins, by Henri Nouwen

FaceBook  On Jan 28, 2021 Amy wrote:
We were not made for this world ... I live in His world, daily! I am with you always, even to the end of time. Amen
 

Solitude Is Where Community Begins, by Henri Nouwen

FaceBook  On Jan 26, 2021 Amy wrote:
Me too!
 

Solitude Is Where Community Begins, by Henri Nouwen

FaceBook  On Jan 26, 2021 Amy wrote:
This is Brilliant! Monday thru Friday, when I am blessed with at least a half day of solitude, my cup is filled. The weekends are NOT ideal for solitude! (My cup is pretty much empty by noon on Saturdays and Sundays! True Forgiveness and Love are found in God. If I am not allowed ample time for solitude, I am unable to get my Love on! With limited solitude, comes limited forgiveness. YES, holy community does have it's roots in alone time with Him. Amen
 

We Are Weavers, by Jon Madian

FaceBook  On Jan 22, 2021 Amy wrote:
Amen to the concept of "the wave"! Pass please, I pray.
 

An Unusual Gift From My Grandfather, by Rachel Naomi Remen

FaceBook  On Dec 23, 2020 Amy wrote:
Amen Michelle🌱
 

How Caterpillar Turns Into A Butterfly, by Norie Huddle

FaceBook  On Nov 4, 2020 aj wrote:
Me too! Eczema a current problem of mine! Right elbow and right posterior knee mainly affected! Ice to my right elbow as I write! Oh my!
 

We're Voting With Our Attention, by Leah Pearlman

FaceBook  On Oct 15, 2020 aj wrote:
So true! Amen!
 

Learning How To Think, by William Deresiewicz

FaceBook  On Sep 28, 2020 Amy wrote:
What a blessing you are to those you are in the presence of! The best gift we can give another is our full attention, understanding and love. Amen
 

The Wisdom Of Uncertainty, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On Aug 27, 2020 Nana wrote:
Amen!!!!
 

The Wisdom Of Uncertainty, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On Aug 26, 2020 Nana wrote:
Amen...
 

The Wisdom Of Uncertainty, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On Aug 25, 2020 Nana wrote:
Children (my grandchildren) help me to live in the "trusting mind". Tomorrow, my grand babes are coming over! I can't tell you how many times my 4 year old grandson, Frankie, proclaims .... "I have a great idea". He speaks it and we "play it"!
I am certain of NOTHING when he comes up with his "bright ideas"! Leaning into the wisdom of Frankie, I simply accept what his mind brings him ... and go with it!
If I want this little man to FLY one day, I will listen to his 4 year old wisdom ... and FLY with it today! Uncertain ... is the place where all the pieces of our human puzzles have yet to fall in their "completed"place.
In the mean time, Evie (Frankie's little sister) and Nana grow ... imperfectly ... and certainly ...
 

The Central Commitment Of The Creative Life, by Mary Oliver

FaceBook  On Aug 22, 2020 me wrote:
Amen…
 

Does The Mind Exist During Our Sleep?, by Annamalai Swami

FaceBook  On Aug 11, 2020 a wrote:
Too, AMEN David!
 

Does The Mind Exist During Our Sleep?, by Annamalai Swami

FaceBook  On Aug 11, 2020 a wrote:
Amen Jagdish! Amen!
 

To Be Continually Thrown Out Of The Nest, by Pema Chodron

FaceBook  On Jul 31, 2020 me wrote:
Oh my! This is wisdom to the greatestdegree!
 

To Be Continually Thrown Out Of The Nest, by Pema Chodron

FaceBook  On Jul 31, 2020 aj wrote:
AMEN Ambika! You have "been chosen" ... for His glory!✨
 

Discipline Of Tao, by D. T. Suzuki

FaceBook  On Jul 21, 2020 me wrote:
Amen Claudia! Amen.
 

We Were Made For These Times, by Anonymous

FaceBook  On Jul 16, 2020 a wrote:
💫
 

We Were Made For These Times, by Anonymous

FaceBook  On Jul 15, 2020 amen wrote:
Amen
 

We Were Made For These Times, by Anonymous

FaceBook  On Jul 15, 2020 amen wrote:
Amen!
 

The Positivity Ratio, by Barbara Fredrickson

FaceBook  On Jul 14, 2020 Love wrote:
❤️
 

The Positivity Ratio, by Barbara Fredrickson

FaceBook  On Jul 10, 2020 Right on! wrote:
Right on!
 

The Positivity Ratio, by Barbara Fredrickson

FaceBook  On Jul 10, 2020 Amen wrote:
Amen!
 

Mass Movement, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Jun 26, 2020 a wrote:
My favorite line here, David: "What helps me awaken the desire for true and intelligent fulfillment within me is an experience that challenges and provokes me to be myself." You were made to BE yourself! Be him/her!
 

Mass Movement, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Jun 26, 2020 me too wrote:
True! (me either)
 

Mass Movement, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Jun 26, 2020 aj wrote:
Amen
 

What Can You Trust?, by Doug Powers

FaceBook  On May 12, 2020 aj wrote:
Amen Patrick! Amen! He (God)spoke to me when i most needed His friendship/protection/knowledge of His REALITY. He is right here beside me!
 

What Can You Trust?, by Doug Powers

FaceBook  On May 8, 2020 ❤️ wrote:
❤️
 

What Can You Trust?, by Doug Powers

FaceBook  On May 8, 2020 Amy wrote:
Heaven is the ground that helps determine the actions I am going to take. I have come to learn from the Bible (and personal experience with God/His Saving Power and Plan) that Jesus is The Way, The Truth and The Life. There is nothing/no oneoutsideofHim proven worthy enough to standon! There is a lot of "sinking sand" to be found here on earth. At the foot of The Cross, I am most at home. Amen
 

Pandemic, by Lynn Ungar

FaceBook  On Mar 13, 2020 Amy wrote:
Oh my! How Very Beautiful!❤️
 

In Eyes Of God, We're All Minorities, by Barbara Brown Taylor

FaceBook  On Feb 25, 2020 Amen wrote:
Yes!
 

In Eyes Of God, We're All Minorities, by Barbara Brown Taylor

FaceBook  On Feb 25, 2020 aj wrote:
Amen!
 

The Liminal Space, by Heather Platt

FaceBook  On Feb 20, 2020 aj wrote:
Amen Del!!!! Amen!
 

The Liminal Space, by Heather Platt

FaceBook  On Feb 18, 2020 aj wrote:
"Learning to care and not carry", David, grabbed my focus. Allowing presence, ear, love, time ... to be enough in in this phase difficult sometimes. Your words a very good reminder!
Amen to Maria's ... "When we try to help, and from a good place, it doesn’t allow the other to go through life’s struggles, learn and become strong and wise because of them." (Yes, yes, yes! We are who we are, in great part, by how we'veOVERCOME thorns in life.)
So much to ponder here! Thank you!
 

Silence, by Jean Klein

FaceBook  On Jan 4, 2020 Amy wrote:
Amen!
 

Do You Remember Your Song?, by Alan Cohen

FaceBook  On Dec 6, 2019 Amy wrote:
Oh my! I love this! Thank you for sharing!!! A big AMEN!
 

How Can You Live In This World And Yet Be Innocent?, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Nov 26, 2019 me wrote:
Dying to self and living in Him.
 

Staying Small To Stay Safe, by Peggy Dulany

FaceBook  On Nov 12, 2019 I hear you wrote:
❤️
 

What Is Wealth?, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Oct 24, 2019 me too wrote:
❤️
 

What Is Wealth?, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Oct 24, 2019 me wrote:
Really Love!
 

What Is Wealth?, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Oct 24, 2019 Amy wrote:
Too, Amen!
 

What Is Wealth?, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Oct 24, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen!!!❤️
 

What Is Wealth?, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Oct 23, 2019 Amy wrote:
A wealthy person is one who knows he/she will be spending their eternity in Heaven! She/He invests their life, time and work on/in Him ... the only One Who REALLY matters.
 

Monet Refuses The Operation, by Lisel Mueller

FaceBook  On Oct 16, 2019 Amy wrote:
The more I see Heaven on earth, the more blurred the “edges” of matter become. The canvas of one enters into the canvas of another. There is nothing seperatingus. We are all commingled in Love with Him. Ever so beautiful, is the work of The Master’s Hand.
 

Zen Of Archery, by James Clear

FaceBook  On Oct 10, 2019 aj wrote:
Amen Danny!
 

My Neighbor's Corn, by Naren Kini

FaceBook  On Oct 8, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen!
God gave me His Best Gift ever ... I, in turn, share Him (Jesus) ... He returns back to me ... More Holy Spirit Power ... More Holy revelations ... More confidence to share Him ... More opportunities to be a witness to Him ... The Gift is passed ... The Gift is received ... In joyful hope The Gift is passed on.❤️
Again, Amen to Naren’sstory! Very much loved!
 

When Light Shines, Darkness Becomes The Light, by Thich Nhat Hanh

FaceBook  On Sep 28, 2019 Jo wrote:
Love this! Keep your Light on (shining)! In Him, there is no darkness!
 

Universal Humans In Training, by Gary Zukav

FaceBook  On Sep 5, 2019 me wrote:
:)
 

Does God Have A Form?, by Arthur Osborne

FaceBook  On Aug 23, 2019 amy wrote:
Amen!
 

Greatest Of All Religions, by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan

FaceBook  On Jul 29, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen🌱
 

Not Loneliness, But Aloneness, by Craig Childs

FaceBook  On Jul 11, 2019 enjoyed wrote:
Amen!
 

Remember, by Joy Harjo

FaceBook  On Jun 28, 2019 me too wrote:
Last evening, I cared for my mother in law (90 years old) ... my parents (83 and 81 years old). I did a lot of remembering! Interesting ... how, out of all the good and bad over the years, my “remembering” centers around the wisdom I’vegainedfrom each. These past few weeks have been weepy ones for me. With so many changes ... so many special moments ... so much fragility ... I have to “remember” that I am God’s girl! It’s OK for my loved ones to decline in mind and body. It’s OK to die. it’s OK to move to another “place”. He remains The Same ... always and forever. On Him, I must stand. amen
 

Remember, by Joy Harjo

FaceBook  On Jun 28, 2019 me wrote:
Amen.
 

Unconditioned Stillness, by Rick Hanson

FaceBook  On Jun 7, 2019 Thank you! wrote:
I am with you, Sheila! Amen, I am with you on this one!🌱
 

Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold, by Rachel Naomi Remen

FaceBook  On May 31, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen! I hope you are still playing your guitar! God is good!