March 2, 2011 to July 17, 2013

Journal entries here are from March 2, 2011 to July 17, 2013.

Posted Wednesday July 17, 2013

I recall Peter Malone once challenging me to find my own language for the interior life.  I had come to acknowledge the simplicity and congruence of the language of John of the Cross, and the imagery of appetites for sweet things, but today with a confrere’s listening ear I heard two new images that resonate for me personally.  One the seed growing out into the flowers and fruits of the season and not getting caught up in those flowers and fruits but keeping my eye on the seed.  The other the spark that sets the fuse the ignites the sky rocket that blasts into a glorious show of brilliance, and keeping my eye on the one carrying the spark rather than getting lost in the memory of a wonderful night of speckled fire works.


Posted Tuesday July 2, 2013

From Funeral of Sr. Mary Fyfe fdnsc

Colossians 2:1-27

I wish you could know how much I have struggled in prayer for you and for my many other friends who have never known me personally. This is what I have asked God for you ”that you would be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love and that you will have the rich experience of knowing Christ with real certainty and clear understanding.” In Him lie hidden all the mighty, untapped treasures of wisdom and knowledge; and now, just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust Him too for each day’s problems. Live in vital union with Him. Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all He has done.

2 Peter 1216-20

We have not depended on made up stories in making known to you the mighty coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. With our own eyes we saw His greatness. We were there when He was given honour and glory by God the Father, when the voice came to Him from the supreme glory saying “This is my own dear Son with whom I am pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice coming from heaven, when we were with Him on the holy mountain. So we are even more confident of the message proclaimed by the prophets. You will do well to pay attention to it because it is like a lamp shining in a dark place until the day dawns and the light of the morning star shines in your hearts.


Posted Thursday June 6, 2013

Working on website today. Moving over to WordPress takes a lot of time but will be easier in the end.

I find myself to day stopping in the silence and being mindful of your presence.  The world remains pregnant with the Divine.  If you scratch the surface just a little you glimpse its true colours – always present behind the veneer of this material universe.

Retreatant today connects with their inner intuition.  How significant an embodied spirituality is for our day.  To move from knowing that I have intuition to connection to the seat of intuition and instinct residing in my mid-abdomen.  When I need to connect to it I let myself feel it’s strong and beautiful presence, rather than seeking it intellectually.

A story about the conversion of Sir Alec Guinness (aka Obi Wan Kenobi – Star Wars Episodes 4-6) in the Swag, remind me of the power of unquestioning trust found in a child.  A reminder to stay close to those childhood instincts, and feel good towards the ‘gut knowing’.


Posted Saturday February 16, 2013

Morning Meditation from, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace, “By letting go, I mean the ability to release from our grasp those things that inhibit us from developing an intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus.”

Cutting flower heads from Agapanthus, to stop the seed spreading further. Like pruning off that which will take to seed in oneself if it is allowed to spread unchecked.

In a book I picked up from my G.P.’s waiting room, called The Brain that Changes Itself, Norman Doige, MD., explains the nature of neuroplasticity. How brilliant is the creative activity of the Divine in which we share – brain-maps adjust themselves and develop in the areas where we place focus. “Use it or lose it”, he says. And again, “Neurons that fire together wire together”. The letting go requires a focussing in new areas and lessening in the old.


Posted Friday February 15, 2013

Working on websites today. Glad to get out to the beach for a brisk walk in the afternoon.

Two text conversations remind me of how deeply blessed I am. I am so grateful for the way in which you work your healing in my clients Master. Such a grace to see them moving into joyfulness.


Posted Wednesday February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday is celebrated with retreatants and Brian. The liturgy reminds me of how easily I lose sight of God due to being overly focussed on my own sinfulness (weakness, short-comings, incompleteness). I am profoundly grateful that I have seen how pivotal it is to keep my eyes focussed not on my need for salvation from sin, but on the grandeur of God’s saving love at work in the world drawing us into life-giving intimacy with the Divine.


Posted Tuesday February 12, 2013

Shrove Tuesday. The Parish Priest makes amazing pancakes.


Posted Sunday February 10, 2013

Birthday of a dear friend last Friday. They visited and we celebrated with Apple Shortcake and a hearty breakfast after an afternoon walk. Some wonderful insights into a dream of the previous in night, in which I managed to avoid the police by disposing of a detonator with which I was threatening to explode a bomb I had planted on a very wealthy man!! OMG – but not what you think!


Posted Thursday February 7, 2013

CSD meeting Heart of Life. In life we often hear people saying the same things to us about ourselves. People will frequently tell us about our gifts. Different people saying the same things. I am reminded to listen and receive the affirmations. In these goodly repetitions seems to be such Divine gift and consolidation. I hear my Beloved and I receive your confirmations.


Posted Wednesday February 6, 2013

G.P. set homework, which I did today … watched the Liver Doctor, Sandra Cabot, and read around book called Sweet Poison: Why Sugar is Making Us Fat [David Gillespie]. Incarnate Spirituality – love of God finds its way into every aspect of one’s life.


Posted Tuesday February 5, 2013

You Will Meet A Talk Dark Stranger, Woody Allen. Is life really so pessimistic? Consciousness lacking steals the opportunity for life to be richer.


Posted Monday February 4, 2013

New G.P. draws a circle and write GOD in the centre, and adds the word PERFECTION. Chris is this what drives you? No. I see God as HOMEOSTASIS continually calling all created and non-created reality into balance.


Posted Saturday January 19, 2013

Bendigo to Shoreham..


Posted Friday January 18, 2013

Drove to Berri to visit my Sister. then on to Bendigo for the night.


Posted Wednesday January 16, 2013

Gentle picnic lunch with M & D in the Park Lands, followed by a good walk through the Botanical Gardens, in celebration of 54 years of marriage. Completed the day with Les Miserables at West Lakes Cinema.


Posted Monday January 14, 2013

Set off at 7:30am to drive to Adelaide, for Christmas visit to family. Stopped Beaufort, Horesham, Bordertown, Mt. Barker, before pulling into West Lakes around 6pm. Very pleasant drive.


Posted Monday November 5, 2012

Yoga with Carol Boulton, Cape Schanck.

Two retreatants began today; one eight-day Blue Wren Cottage, the other five-day coming daily from own residence. The day is abundant, with daily commitment to solitude, three sessions of spiritual direction (one directee also came today), afternoon Eucharist, and then meal preparation for live-in retreatant. There is a palpable stillness in everything, the air is heavy with it, like a sky pregnant with rain – the beyond is pressing heavily against the threshold.

Echoes of invitation to live incarnational spirituality. Let spirituality make its home in the mundane, “invite the poor, the lame, the blind” Luke 14:12-14 Risk the vulnerability this requires.


Posted Sunday November 4, 2012

Visitor for lunch and walk to Honeysuckle Point and back. Beach very clean of weed. Preparations for retreatant who arrived early afternoon. Evening ritual of welcome and meal to begin retreat.


Posted Saturday November 3, 2012

Laundry, grocery shopping for retreatants, mow grass, cut poles and tin for new garden bed. Fed kookaburra and crow. Sitting in the stillness of silence.


Posted Friday November 2, 2012

All Soul’s Day. Forgot what day it is today and missed Yoga. Community gathering Kew.

Aware of the joy inherent in acknowledging the truth of personal insecurities, rather than the dissatisfaction inherent in the pretence that there are none.


Posted Thursday November 1, 2012

All Saints’ Day.


Posted Monday August 6, 2012

When your words came I devoured them: your word was my delight and the joy of my heart; for I was called by your name. Jer 15:16


Posted Friday July 27, 2012

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21


Posted Friday July 13, 2012

O my Strength, it is you to whom I turn, for you, O God, are my stronghold, the God who shows me love. Ps. 58


Posted Thursday July 12, 2012

A voice I did not know said to me: “I freed your shoulder from the burden”. Psalm 80


Posted Tuesday July 10, 2012

The Church will be reduced to it’s essentials, pushed in the direction of gratuitous love, of giving without return. (Duval, Algeria 1976)


Posted Sunday July 8, 2012

Hope doesn’t disappoint us, God’s love has been poured into our hearts by the Spirit given to us. Rom.5. I will sing of the love of God.


Posted Friday July 6, 2012

In you Beloved Lord my heart trusts, so I am sustained. (Ps 27) Midday Prayer

A long absence. 3 months on the run. Have returned to regular practice this week. Welcome home (inner & outer) my soul!


Posted Thursday May 31, 2012

Shoreham Hermitage – Day 28 Well yesterday John Mulrooney came to visit he had a look-see of the new hermitage and he Brian and I chatted and went out to tea at Flinder’s Pub. He left this morning after a cuppa. Great to see him again. I got back to tiling and completed a second wall before Carol Boulton visited and had a cuppa. Was exciting to see her and catch up on news of her journey. We are neighbours as she too lives on the Peninsula only 15 minutes away. In finished the day cutting and gluing the narrow strip of tiles on the right of the back wall. Tomorrow is John O’Loughlins funeral at Blackburn. Will get back to the tiling on the weekend. Blessings all.


Posted Wednesday May 30, 2012

Shoreham Hermitage – Day 27 Tiling in Bathroom today while Brian filled nail holes and painted window and door reveals. John Mulrooney joined us after lunch and we enjoyed a good meal and company at Flinder’s Hotel nearby. Blessings all!!


Posted Tuesday May 29, 2012

Shoreham Hermitage – Day 26 Well its hard to believe the first month is almost over! Today Carol Dyer join me and did a wonderful job scrubbing the timber floor clean while I completed the painting of the bathroom and bedroom walls. Thanks beautiful Carol!! We experimented with some colour for the skirting, window reveals and door architraves with a burgundy tester Brian got from the paint shop. Tomorrow is tiling the shower day. Thursday grouting and maybe an undercoat in the main room if there’s time. Friday is the funeral of John O’Loughlin RIP and I’m remembering Marg and the kids especially at present.


Posted Monday May 28, 2012

Shoreham Hermitage – Day 25 Well on my own now and a chance to get back to something of the routine I’m used to. So did my meditation this morning and didn’t get to the building until about 9am. Painted the bedroom today – finished two top coats on the ceiling and one on the walls. Swept and vacuumed floor ready for scrubbing and revealing its beauty.


Posted Friday May 25- Sunday 27, 2012

Shoreham Day 22-24 ?


Posted Thursday May 24, 2012

Shoreham Day 21 Building Hermitage – Completion of Building Blitz After three weeks of solid full days the blitzing comes to an end. Jim leaves but not without much appreciation for his skill and capacity to pull together with generosity a hermitage for me to live in. From here on I return to something of a ‘normal’ routine even though the coming weeks will be painting, tiling, and installing kitchen, pot belly, solar, etc. This will be the last post of regular photos on building the hermitage. From now they’ll only appear when something gets done and there’s something to show you. Thanks for all your support and encouragement. Chris


Posted Wednesday May 23, 2012

Shoreham Day 20 Building Hermitage Brian returned home today. Went to Mornington to collect him – he’s looking okay. Great to have him back. Well today we reached the end of the structural construction. From here on it is surface stuff, painting, furnishing and fittings. Toilet and basin are installed shower ready to be tiled. Bedroom and Bathroom painted undercoat. Door and window trimmings completed except for around the main door. We would have had it all done tonight but the power went off about 4pm – no saw, no lights. There’s been a wild, almost cyclonic storm over us all day. Jim will finish off tomorrow then we say goodbye and a heartfelt and deep thank you for his energy, skill and company. Tomorrow is the Feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart so I’m going into Bentleigh to celebrate with our sisters and other MSC there. The week ahead I’ll be painting and tiling and cleaning. Again I see that I have been so blessed by the people in my life.


Posted Tuesday May 22, 2012

Shoreham Day 19 Building Hermitage Finally the plasterer is finished! But even before he arrived the electrician was cutting out the switches and installing a few lights for us. Jim connected the water to the vanity basin, completed more skirting and reveals and began the installation of the toilet. I painted inside most of the day. Have undercoated the bedroom and some of the bathroom. Also went shopping for food and enjoyed a magnificent tandoori chicken stir-fry dinner thanks to Jim who not only builds but cooks.


Posted Monday May 21, 2012

Shoreham Day 18 Building Hermitage Goes with blurb of last night (got in early this morning)!!


Posted Sunday May 20, 2012

Shoreham Day 17 ?


Posted Saturday May 19, 2012

Shoreham Day 16 Building Hermitage While the plasterer Alan worked throughout the day sanding and cornicing the rooms and bathroom, Jim saw to quality control issues, before joining me to take Brian to Mornington. On the return journey Jim and I had morning tea at Mornington Marina (delicious veggie pasties) and then to Masters Hardware, Tradelink plumbing, and to Balnarring where we shopped and got fish and chips for lunch. The guy in the shop heard Jim was an architect and there flowed the saga of the builder/fish fryer!


Posted Friday May 18, 2012

Shoreham Day 15 Building Hermitage Sunday May 20th today – Feast of the Ascension – but decided to complete the exterior of building anyway, knowing that tomorrow we will not be building while plasterer completes his work inside. So today finished north wall cover strips and soffits on east and west gables. Yesterday (Saturday Day 14) while Brian and I were returning from celebrations at Kew, and picking up supplies, Jim cut the skirting and reveals for the interior rooms doors and windows.


Posted Thursday May 17, 2012

Shoreham Day 14 ?


Posted Wednesday May 16, 2012

Shoreham Day 13 Bus Train to Kew Malcolm Fyfe MSC celebrated his 50th Anniversary of Ordination with the Melbourne community at Kew Friday 18 May 2012. Beautiful dinner care of Peter Curry!! Caught bus from Shoreham to Frankston, train to Flinders Street and another train to Camberwell then walked to Kew – a great day’s journey. Discovered you can make a bank deposit at a Post Office!!


Posted Tuesday May 15, 2012

Shoreham Day 12 Building Mum Dad and Jill left this morning. Immense gratitude for their love and help. Plasterer continuing with top coat today. Jim and I continued with the outside walls. Full of blessings.


Posted Monday May 14, 2012

Shoreham Day 11 Building A full day again mainly outside while the plasterer worked inside.


Posted Sunday May 13, 2012

Shoreham Day 10 Building After a restful day off yesterday we were back on to it early with gyprocking the interior ceilings and walls as well as some more work on the shower recess. Jill and Jan continue to feed us well and nourish us. Brian’s hospitality is wonderful. Jim and Kevin and I have worked hard all day and were joined by Alan the plasterer after lunch. As you can see it’s finally taking shape. I am immensely grateful.


Posted Saturday May 12, 2012

Shoreham Day 9 Rest Day – Mother’s Day The gang broke from building today to take a little tour of the peninsula – through Red Hill to Arthur’s Seat overlooking Port Phillip Bay and Dromana, and lunch, then down through Rosebud to Cape Schank for a walk along the Cape, then through Flinders for a look at antique shops, then back home for some tomato soup and an early night.


Posted Friday May 11, 2012

Shoreham Day 8 Building And so the work continues – plumbing completed, more exterior cladding, bathroom lining begins to go up, shower base is set. We got fed well as usual and the hospitality is gracious. Finished the day with vigil Eucharist in preparation for a day off tomorrow (Sunday 13th May).


Posted Thursday May 10, 2012

Shoreham Day 7 Building Friday 11 May. Patrick has added his plumbing skills to the team and Denis the Sparkie has wired the joint. Rain has caused the trenches to become a quagmire and mud is everywhere – but we forge on ahead fed and nourished by Janet and Jill in the kitchen. Kevin is on the painting and Jim well he’s holding it all together. Me, been under the weather all day with headaches but labouring on. Much gratitude for such generous gifts.


Posted Wednesday May 9, 2012

Shoreham Day 6 Building Patrick and Denis joined the team to rough out the plumbing and electrical. Jim and Kevin began to clad the external walls. Brian did all he running around while Jill and Janet cooked up a storm and nourished us well. What a beautiful day full of gift and generosity. Happy 42nd anniversary to Jim and Wendy!!


Posted Tuesday May 8, 2012

Shoreham Day 5 building Jim hangs the front door while I dig trenches for the plumbing. Mum Dad and Jill arrive and make a splendid lunch. We start to get some of the eaves covered – then storms break and we have to cover the trenched with roofing tin and concentrate on interior jobs – but there’s really not a lot more we can do inside until the plasterer, electrician and plumber have finished. The day ends with a wonderful lasagna prepared by Jill and Mum who are catering over the coming week. Grateful for all the blessings.


Posted Monday May 7, 2012

Shoreham Day 4 Building Hermitage Today Jim, Brian and I enjoyed a beautiful sunny Shoreham day with wonderful blue skies and mild temperatures. The place is stunning and makes me wonder how hard it will be to live here (NOT). Building wise the frames are complete and sarking is covering the front wall. 12 VDC power lines have been roughed in and bathroom fittings went n just for a look see. Tomorrow Mum Dad and Jill arrive to help with the project. Patrick’s coming down to do the plumbing on Thursday and Denis the electrician (240vAC) will be in Friday to rough in the 240vAC lines. Monday Alan the plasterer begins to clad and set the interior walls, while we recover the exterior fibro. It’s all exciting. Had some very full silence this afternoon when I could hear God walking outside the hermitage – it already has a deep sense of being a place of prayerful solitude. Blessings to all.


Posted Sunday May 6, 2012

Shoreham Day 3 Building Jim and I spent a full day fitting ceiling joists and stud walls in preparation for plasterer coming next week and electrician and plumber coming at the end of this week. It is exciting to see it take shape and to get a glimpse of the space it will be. I’m so grateful that Jim is here as he makes it all so simple and knows exactly what needs to be done. What a gift!!


Posted Saturday May 5, 2012

Shoreham Day 2 Building Hermitage


Posted Friday May 4, 2012

Shoreham Day 1 Building Hermitage Jim, Brian, Josef and I awake to a rainy Shoreham day. Work on the new hermitage begins immediately. Ceiling plates are put up and front wall configured for doors and windows. A floor plan is agreed and feels good. Feels sooooo good to be here at last.


Posted Thursday May 3, 2012

Josef’s Big Adventure Day 4 Douglas Park to Shoreham – smooth trip till Maccas at Glenrowan when the truck breaks down and requires repair. Yay!


Posted Wednesday May 2, 2012

Josef’s Big Adventure Day 3 Ellenborough to Douglas Park. Jim Josef & Chris depart after a hearty Wendy breakfast in the company of Jewels. Had a great night with Janine and Noel, then early to sleep. Bye bye Ellenborough.


Posted Monday April 30 – Tuesday May 1, 2012

Josef’s Big Adventure Days 1 & 2 The move from Ellenborough to Shoreham April 30th 2012. Josef is companioning him on the journey from Douglas Park. May 1 Jim and Wendy, Noel and Janine, Julie Hooton, Josef and Chris pack the van ready to take off in the morning. Wendy true to form cooks for us and cares for our every need. A beautiful evening meal!


Posted Sunday April 8, 2012

Farewell Ritual Easter Sunday 2012 Easter Sunday 2012. Ritual to honour the One Who Calls and those who support the Call. Chris departs the hermitage at Ellenborough with a beautiful ritual celebrated with friends. The hermitage is moving to Shoreham in Victoria in May 2012


Posted February 18, 2012

JN 17:21f we are perfectly united, we are one. We forget that & hence we live as if it’s not true – that’s sin. P.Fitzgerald msc

What’s needed isn’t only external observance of Law; but conversion of heart, so that we live authentically from our deepest, inner most self.

God looks on us with love; our response is simply to return the gaze, to be in love too. P.Fitzgerald


Posted January 21, 2012

To love means to want the good of someone. Jules Chevalier


Posted January 20, 2012

Ps 50.In sacrifice you take no delight, burnt offering you refuse, my sacrifice, a humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn.


Posted December 30, 2011

New Year weekend? More of the same? Or an opportunity to change the world – beginning with me. Be A Revolutionary Meditate at Midnight


Posted December 28, 2011

Feast of Holy Innocents: Joseph & Mary with baby Jesus flee their homeland for fear of persecution by their despotic ruler; sound familiar?

Would we have a place in our refugee detention centres for this family?


Posted December 25, 2011

today remember the poverty of Jesus’ birth and act in ways that promote peace and hope where ever you are.

In our Christmas feasting remember those who can’t due to their poverty.

Let us recall the true meaning of Christmas – God shares our life with us – taking on our poverty, brokenness & pain. We are loved so much.

Today is a day for Acts of Random Kindness – forget about yourself, think of others. Make someone happy – its the secret to your happiness.

Christmas kindness – a one day wonder or a way of life?


Posted November 13, 2011

O God, you are my God, for you I long; for you my soul is thirsting. Ps 62


Posted November 12, 2011

You are the fairest of the children of the earth & graciousness is poured upon your lips: for God has blessed you for evermore. Ps44


Posted October 20, 2011

?’Live a well disciplined life and you will live forever.’

‘Discipline usually involves doing the things you don’t want to do.’


Posted October 12, 2011

“When I think I’ve lost my foothold your mercy, Lord, holds me up. When cares increase in my heart your consolation calms my soul.” Ps 93


Posted October 10, 2011

How often are we invested more in being right rather than being true – anticipating the negative like a vulture. A.S.Lithman

I’ll lead them in a way they know not, in paths they’ve not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light. Is.42.


Posted August 23, 2011

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you came to birth I consecrated you. Jer 1


Posted August 21, 2011

The One who sits in heaven laughs. Ps 2


Posted August 20, 2011

We must turn our survival instincts from preserving the past to preserving the future.

Maybe life hasn’t yet become painful enough for us to be jolted into realising self-centred behaviour is destroying the earth sustaining us.


Posted August 17, 2011

Don’t I have the right to do what I want with what is mine, why be envious cause I am generous? Mt20. Our merits don’t determine God’s love.


Posted August 16, 2011

with a contrite heart &humble spirit-may our sacrifice be today, may we wholly follow you, there’ll be no shame for those who trust you Dan3


Posted July 30, 2011

A Christian is not his own master: his time is God’s. This is God’s work, and it will be yours when you’ve performed it. Ignatius Antioch


Posted July 16, 2011

“The whole world with all its praises would not be able to make proud a person who knows in God they are nothing” Cardinal Schuster


Posted July 15, 2011

… not that we loved God but that God loved us … 1 John 4:9-10


Posted July 12, 2011

The Divine Love that supports us is unquestionable and unsurpassable. It is the ground of our being and the end of all our desires.


Posted July 10, 2011

There is only love.

Let it go, let it out, let it all unravel Let it free and it can be A path on which to travel. (Michael Leunig)

How much of hatred is really about the person who hates, not the person hated. There is only love.


Posted July 3, 2011

Shut your mouth; open your eyes & ears. Take in what is there & give no thought to what might have been there or what is somewhere else. CSLewis


Posted June 23, 2011

A wholehearted devotion to the truth establishes a relationship. Things don’t happen because one says so; one says so because they will.


Posted June 19, 2011

Realize the infinite presence of God is ever with you. In life & death, health & sickness, I worry not O Lord, for I am Thy child evermore.


Posted June 17, 2011

It was You who took me from the womb … To You I was committed from my birth … And my soul shall live for You. Ps 21


Posted June 16, 2011

In You all find their home. Ps 86

When meditating don’t bother about penetrating the nature of things. When you’re mindful insight arises by itself. Silananda


Posted June 13, 2011

When I dwell in other houses I fall into the delusion of their permanence – clinging brings such heaviness and grief.

How lovely is your dwelling place. They are happy who dwell in your house. I prefer the threshold of your house to any other. Ps 83


Posted June 6, 2011

Contemplation is not the absence oc activity, rather the capacity to remain truly present to the moment even in activity.

If God is the vehicle, then I don’t need to drive

Last week I discovered my existence.


Posted June 2, 2011

When meditators see the arising & disappearing of phenomena, they see no reason to be attached to anything. They will have no craving. VUS


Posted June 1, 2011

Do not let your heart be troubled; only have faith in me. John 14


Posted May 30, 2011

Be gentle & you can be bold; frugal & you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you become a leader among others. LaoTze

I have 3 precious things which I hold fast and prize; gentleness, frugality, humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.


Posted May 7, 2011

You found me in a wilderness, in fearful, desolate wastes; You surrounded me, lifted me up, and kept me as the apple of your eye. Duet 32


Posted May 3, 2011

The father makes known to the children your faithfulness.

You have held back my life from the pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sin behind your back. The living thank you as I do this day

How deeply rooted is the clinging within to the image I hold of myself. What freedom must await when it matters not what or whom I am.


Posted April 17, 2011

Love is the only way.


Posted April 1, 2011

Come back to me, the Lord says, & there shall be no frown of mine awaiting you; I am merciful, & vengeance shall not last for ever. Jer.3:12


Posted March 27, 2011

The roots of attachment to the opinions and approval of others go very deep. Nothing is permanent save that which is beyond permanency.


Posted March 26, 2011

Will and vitality go hand in hand. If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing willingly. Not to do so saps one’s vitality. Yogananda


Posted March 9, 2011

Only way for purification of mind from which action flows, for overcoming sorrow, for disappearance of pain & grief; practice Mindfulness


Posted March 7, 2011

The reason for all disturbance is that no one blames themselves. Abbot Dorotheus c.540 – Gaza


Posted March 6, 2011

Now you say your sorry for being so untrue. So you cried the whole night through. Well you can cry me a river. I cried a river over you. JC


Posted March 3, 2011

Let us not lose sight of Jesus, who leads us ……..

“People often choose hell at a very high price by sacrificing themselves in order to please the world.”. Henry Suso

Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants of you in your life… 1 Thess 5:16


Posted March 2, 2011

Beloved One show your people your love. As you satisfy our deepest hunger with spiritual food, enrich our poverty from your abundance.