The Transformational Process of Suffering

Jan 25, 2017

“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and the willingness to remain vulnerable.” (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

The process about which Lindbergh speaks takes time. Each word she uses (mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, willingness) is an unfolding.

One of the key words is openness. As I remain open to...

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Are You a Reservoir or a Canal?

Aug 17, 2016

We like to think of every person as a leader. We all have influence with others. But what enriches that leadership? What gives it substance? We love an ancient word of wisdom on being a reservoir from Bernard of Clairvaux, a 12th century French abbot who worked as a reformer of the Cistercian order:

“The [one] who is wise, therefore, will see his life as more like a reservoir than a canal. The canal simultaneously pours out what it receives; the reservoir retains the water till it...

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SLOW | A 5-Minute Retreat

Jul 19, 2016

Unhurried Living. Our name resonates with many people. We know, because we often hear, "Oh, I love that idea," or "I really need that," or "That sounds so inviting." It resonates because we are usually moving at a fast pace. In between day retreats or weekend retreats or vacations, we all live real and full lives. So, today, we offer a 5-minute retreat entitled, SLOW.

Take a few minutes, breathe and remember that God is with you. That is...

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