Monthly Archives: March 2012

“Joyful obedience?” . . . . Oh, please

I want to be happy.  And I have interpreted that to be happy means others are happy with me.  It’s been an external. What do I want?  Whatever you want me to want. “Happiness” is a slippery word.  We all … Continue reading

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Adjusting

Home.  Back in the (physical) spaces I left.  But my interior ‘space’ has shifted.  Now, of course, there are many things trying to jerk my back to the way-things-were.  Such is life.  It’s not an evil or abnormal thing – … Continue reading

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home again, home again, jiggety jog

I’m back home safely.  And with much to ponder.  But today, I’m tired! Thanks for support, prayers, and comments.  There will be some more reflections to come. After some rest.

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Off line

I’ve been offline for a few days, and will be a few more.  Just couldn’t make the internet work on my computer.  (So, hello from Anthony’s computer). Time in Jeffrey’s Bay has been wonderful!  We went down to Tsitsikama on … Continue reading

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to make an end is to make a beginning

This is my last night at the monastery, and I am sad to leave.  My experience has been a good one but not without some real struggle (which ain’t over yet).  But I have made good beginning.  A very good … Continue reading

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Well Said

Richard Rohr said well today so much of what is going on in me.  This is from his daily meditation that comes to me, via email. Struggling with one’s own shadow self, facing interior conflicts and moral failures, undergoing rejections … Continue reading

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Living Questions

As I’ve been pondering what this sabbatical trip has meant, a friend emailed me, “it is often after the fact that we gain the most insight.  So it may be a while for you to understand YOU!!  And a while … Continue reading

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