“Of the little words that come out of the silence, like prayers prayed back to the one who prays, make a poem that does not disturb the silence from which it came.” ~ Wendell Berry
Adapting an idea from Erica Bauermeister, “The problem with imagination is that while we like to think of it like a bird, flying free across an infinite sky, the reality is that it will always be tethered to the branch of what we already know.”
Where is your imagination tethered?
“Prayer is a way of life which allows you to find a stillness in the midst of the world where you open your hands to God’s promises, and find hope for yourself.” ~ Henri Nouwen
How do you live prayer?
What bends our heart toward adventure? Is the ground already shaking and we balance with slightly bended knees? Do our memories nudge us forward or our desires pull us into journeys? What draws us toward that first step?
“Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the plowshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring, and reserve a nook of shadow for the passing bird; keep a place in your heart for the unexpected guests, an altar for an unknown God.” ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Where do you hold space for mystery?
“Wait with your hands open
to receive what could never come
except to what is empty
and hollow.” ~ Jan Richardson
What are your hollow spaces?