Reflective

“Humility is essentially about being rooted and grounded. Humility is also about truth and radical self-honesty in celebrating the unique gifts we have been given in service of others, while we recognize our limitations and woundedness.” ~ Christine Valters Paintner

What gift do you celebrate?

Bouquet

“The arts present the most powerful form of nonviolent resistance. …Reminders of beauty can present justice in words, images, and songs that draw us in and captivate our attention until their truth can reach our hearts and transform our communities.” ~ Makoto Fujimura, Culture Care

How do you become a bouquet of flowers?

Consciously active

“To take a consciously active role in the shaping of the future is a call to be uncomfortable and displaced.… The call to be pilgrims is louder now than ever before.“ ~ Evelyn Woodward, Poets, Prophets & Pragmatist

How are you consciously active?

Change

I began this blog almost two years ago as the pandemic shut down life and shifted my work for a Louisville Institute Grant. As Covid restrictions are easing and we find new rhythms, I am moving to posting three days a week (MWF).

What are you letting go off as we are shifting out of the pandemic?

Spacious

“ A lot of unimportant inner litter and bits and pieces have to be swept out first….So let this be the aim…to turn one’s innermost being into a vast empty plain, with none of that treacherous undergrowth to impede the view. So that something of “God” can enter you, and something of “Love”, too…the love you can apply to small, everyday things.” ~ Etty Hillesum

How do you create inner empty plains?

Bluebird

“There is no liberation on earth like knowing that one is of no consequence. It sets the heart suddenly free from a thousand shackles.”~ Katherine Trevelyan, Fool in Love

How free are you?