Spider web

“This whole endeavor of making a web requires a deep commitment to innovation and flexibility. The end result and process … are characterized by a capacity to adapt to shifting contours, ever changing environments, and unexpected intrusions. A web, therefore, can never be thought of as permanent, fixed, or rigid. The spider’s genius lies in its ability to adapt, reshape, and remake its web of connections within the realities presented in a given space.” ~ John Paul Lederach, The Moral Imagination

What is your web of relationships that helps you adapt and reshape?

Breathless

There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathless and beautiful. ~ Howard Thurman

Where is your space of breathlessness?

Reservoir of light

“The mind is to be a reservoir of Light — free, ready to give color and form, ready to speak from Wisdom’s Source. Silence is the opening note. The Indwelling Light illumines the heart and mind, loosening the sightless, stormswept self. The freeing of Light, of God’s own Life within, is the means of self-expression — not self-filled expression — but God-like freedom.” ~ Elsie Nevins Morgan

How do you give color and form to God-like freedom?

Coves

Some of the basic human needs are to be seen, known and understood. Such spaces are like a sheltered cove, allowing us to venture out into the open waters and storms that the challenges in our world, community and life present.

Where are your sheltered coves?

Soul of place

“The moral imagination, if it is to penetrate and transcend, must find the soul of place. Finding soul requires that we go to the core, that we make our way to the voices behind the noise, that we see the patterns hidden beneath the presenting symptoms, that we feel the rhythms marking steady pace in spite of cacophony.” ~ John Paul Lederach, The Moral Imagination

What are you seeing?