What is the contemplative life about?

The contemplative life is about
knowing, loving and listening
to all of life
and to God in it ...

~ Anonymous

How glorious is Your dwelling place

How glorious is Your dwelling place,
O Loving Creator of the universe!

~ Anonymous

Saint de Terre

In the Middle Ages saunterers were considered saint de terre as they wandered the countryside.

~ Anonymous

When the Word weds silence

When the word weds silence,
It becomes a prayer

~ Anonymous

Silence is our real nature

Silence is our real nature... Holy and healing, there is no fear in silence. Silence is autonomous like love and beauty and untouched by time. Silence is meditation, free from any intention, free from anyone who meditates. Silence is the absence of oneself. And the one established in silence lives in constant offering, in prayer without asking, in thankfulness, in continual love.
~ Author unknown, with thanks to Ann LaVallee

The strength of the interior life

SILENCE is the strength and pace of the interior life.

~ Anonymous

Important work that anybody can do

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was important Work to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did. Somebody was angry about that, because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

~ from a Friend of Silence in Philippines

May the work you do make your heart sing

May the work you do make your heart sing,
and my the vocation you choose be LOVE.

~ Anonymous

The rainbow soul

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.

~ Minquass tribe proverb
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