Tag: open

Eternity Is With Us From The Beginning

Continuing Theme 1 (Beginnings) of the “30 Days Spiritually Wild” project, with more poems about the beginning, the creation, the source of life…

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Eternity

Is

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With us

From the beginning

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Welcoming

Our contemplation

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If our mind

Is open

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Enough.

To receive.

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openenoughreceive SOM

Exploring a Rule of Life (13) – Openness

St. Benedict wrote in his Rule of Life –

“Let us open our eyes to the light that comes from God, and our ears to the voice from heaven”

And my next rule is about openness.

I have also been influenced from studying the life and sayings of St. Francis of Assisi and the early Franciscans. The spontaneous openness of Francis is one of his most attractive characteristics, and so Rule of Life No. 13 goes like this:

What matters is the attitude of being open. Living is about being open to God and open to others, being open to being enriched by life, open to creation and creativity, open to silence, open to the heart, open to the spirit and the mind. 

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