Positive peace

“I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens’ Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr, Letter from Birmingham Jail

What peace to you work toward?

Identity journey

Identity does not come to us without journey, because to learn who we are means we face difficult truths in our own lives and imagine what life might look like as those truths work themselves out inside of us.” ~ Kaitlyn B. Curtice, Native

Who are you?

Renovation

“God delights in lovingly renovating any wasteland within us into spectacular gardens, forests, and orchards and stunning vistas of all sorts. With attentiveness, our inner worlds can become beautiful and bountiful — not necessarily tame or domesticated but abundantly fruitful and wildly alive.” ~ Lisa Colón DeLay, The Wild Land Within

What renovation is happening within you?

Re-forming

“God of making and unmaking, of tearing down and re-creating, you are my home and habitation, my refuge and place of dwelling.

In your hollows I am re-formed, given welcome and benediction, beckoned to rest and rise again, made ready and sent forth.” ~ Jan Richardson, Night Visions

How are you re-formed?

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?

Transforming Questions

Asking the proper question is the central action of transformation…Questions are the keys that cause the secret doors of the psyche to swing open. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

What questions have transformed you?