IMMORTAL DIAMOND POEMS #1 ~ So much fear As if it was unbearable ~ To know Our true selves ~ As if pain Could destroy ~ The strength Of the soul ~ Which endured it all Despite the mind’s fall. ~ Inspired by 'Immortal Diamond' by Richard Rohr. He writes about "the human temptation to … Continue reading Bear Your True Self
When fear descends There is no end To the darkness That seeps Into the soul ~ So heart Take courage From where you can And be inspired To find That strength you need To prosper And to stand.
Soul has These spiritual qualities . Goodness Kindness . Strength Endurance . And we grow them Slowly . Determinedly With perseverance. Image by csr_ch on Pixabay
~ Devoted to the study of detail ~ I found myself exalted ~ Increasing my strength ~ As if art would add to my life ~ Both fascination and length. ~
~ There is A quieter strength . Deepened By suffering . Determination To live . Steadfastly By love . In all You do . And say And think . In all Your ways . And that Is the attitude . Of Grace. ~
. Your progress To spiritual strength . Is gradual Like the waves of the sea . Or like the rays Of the dawning sun . Reaching from Beyond a human orbit . So tenderly Revealing . The fires Of eternity. . Image by valdaar on Pixabay
~ How can we grow From such disturbing ~ Encounters With darkness? ~ How follow Each slight ~ Movement of the soul From trembling darkness ~ To the strength Of light? ~ Image by István Károly Bőcs from Pixabay
. Beginning With a pause . A wait Before each day’s decisions . The soul weighing Mortality and divinity . Justice Love and mercy . And meekness And the spirit . Seeking strength From each moment’s . Silence. . Inspired by Daryl Madden (darylmadden.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/will-my-soul-pause/)
Strength Is a balance . Of inner And outer . Inspiration must come . From without and within . The whole Of God’s cosmos . Speaking with light To the soul. .
What is prayer? “Prayer is the simplest thing out”Sister Wendy Beckett That’s what Sister Wendy Beckett says in her profound book Sister Wendy on Prayer. “Because of God’s goodness, it cannot be something that is difficult…Accept that God is good and that your relationship with Him is prayer, and you must conclude that prayer is … Continue reading Spiritual Reflection: What is Prayer?