Simone Campbell – OnBeing

OK, the heart of who I am is the contemplative. And Gerald May, in this amazing book Will and Spirit, says that the only thing that we bring to the contemplative life is a willing heart. And that the two things that shut down the contemplative life are fear and holding on, grasping. And so what I’ve come to realize is that, for me, this journey is about continuing to walk willing towards the hope, the vision, the perspective, the opportunities that are given.

I just loved this podcast from OnBeing of Simone Campbell and How To Be Spiritually Bold.


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The Peace of Wild Things

“The Peace Of Wild Things”
by Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

 


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Beautiful Storm Lapse Videos by Chad Cowan

Beautiful storm lapse videos by Chad Cowan.

The Standing Rock – 4k StormLapse from Chad Cowan on Vimeo.
Wonderful post by Trent Gilliss on OnBeing sent me to these videos.


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The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice | On Being

“This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.” -Mary Oliver

Beautiful post from Parker Palmer on OnBeing.


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Beyond the Myths We Tell Ourselves, Big Love is Waiting

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
—Rumi

Wonderful, beautiful post by Ali Schultz on OnBeing.


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Hope

“Hope”
by Victoria Safford

Our mission is to plant ourselves at the gates of hope — not the prudent gates of Optimism, which are somewhat narrower; nor the stalwart, boring gates of Common Sense; nor the strident gates of self-righteousness, which creak on shrill and angry hinges; nor the cheerful, flimsy garden gate of “Everything is gonna be all right,” but a very different, sometimes very lonely place, the place of truth-telling, about your own soul first of all and its condition, the place of resistance and defiance, the piece of ground from which you see the world both as it is and as it could be, as it might be, as it will be; the place from which you glimpse not only struggle, but joy in the struggle — and we stand there, beckoning and calling, telling people what we are seeing, asking people what they see.

Found here: Hope Is the Place Where Joy Meets the Struggle

 


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How to Find the Hidden Beauty in Everyday Things

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“Artist Maira Kalman reveals how she stumbles on hidden beauty in stuff you probably wouldn’t give a second glance.”

http://www.mindful.org/how-to-find-the-hidden-beauty-in-everyday-things/


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