Br. David Stendl-Rast

Solitude is not loneliness

A hermit must have a deep experience of communion with humanity. Without this, you cannot be a hermit, because you would only be lonely. You would not be really solitary. To be alone and cut off from others would make you very unhappy, but to be alone, and to be deeply united with others, in deep communion, that is a possibility for which many people long. That is what I call solitude—over and against loneliness.

~ Brother David Steindl-Rast

Called to become the Great Song

Each one of us is called to become the Great Song that comes out of the Silence. 

~ Brother David Steindl-Rast

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy—because we will always want to have something else or something more.

~ Br David Steindl-Rast

The blessings that flow into us from everything we touch

The more alert we become to the blessings that flow into us from everything we touch, the more our own touch will bring blessing.

~ by Br. David Stendl-Rast

Beauty transforms

Beauty transforms the beholder.

~ by Br. David Stendl-Rast, thanks to Liz Stewart
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