IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Friday, June 12, 2009

06.12.09

Lack of faith is perhaps our greatest impediment to spiritual progress. We have been thing-oriented for so long that it is difficult to change. ~Food for Thought
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Today I am grateful...
  • for the reignited light seen in the eyes of someone in recovery
  • for dinner last night with two ex-co-workers. We laughed and laughed and caught up and it was just grand fun.
  • that if you pay close enough attention, you will find the human being is an odd creature!
  • that being lighter physically makes the heat of the summer more bearable
  • that today is okay, yep, sure is

We are on an adventure trip in this program. Each of us is a wilderness that is only partly explored and mapped. We can't know exactly what we will find along the way, but we can expect to find some great and moving beauty, some spectacular experiences, as well as awesome and frightening ones, and some soft, pleasant rest spots. Any day will have a mixture of various feelings.

This program is not a map of the uncharted territory. It is a guide for survival in the wilderness. It tells us how to orient ourselves when there are no familiar landmarks and how to learn and grow from the experience. The more time we spend in this wilderness, exploring the mystery of living, the more comfortable we become with it and the greater appreciation we have for its unique beauty. ~Touchstones

8 comments:

Jeremy said...

I LOVE that last quote...it put a great visual in my mind:
Alone in the woods, with a compass, map and faith...i guess not really alone at all

Lou said...

I like the adventure trip, and I like the moving beauty, and I like the various feelings.

Syd said...

The human being is odd for sure. If we were only more like our dogs.

Ed G. said...

Today, I aspire for enough faith...
Thank you for your article...

Mary Christine said...

I can't imagine peeing on trees.

Zanejabbers said...

Great quotes, good post. As usual.

dailypiglet said...

yep yep sure is :)!

Findon said...

Yes it is a journey in uncharted areas, and a wonderful one too. Nice post