wisdom

Make the ordinary come alive

Make the ordinary come alive

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is a way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and…Read more
Life prayer

Life prayer

We look with uncertainty Beyond the old choices for Clear-cut answers To softer, more permeable aliveness Which is every moment At the brink of death; Something new is being born…Read more
In my end is my beginning

In my end is my beginning

Old men ought to be explorers Here and there does not matter We must be still and still moving Into another intensity For a further union, a deeper communion Through…Read more
Knit one, purl two

Knit one, purl two

Genesis 37:1–24 We have managed to roll together the tangled strands of our lives and get ourselves here. We take this soft and colorful ball of life – the school…Read more
Do it anyway

Do it anyway

People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centred. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, interior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you…Read more
Open heart

Open heart

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be…Read more
Scintilla of spirit

Scintilla of spirit

The world is fast losing its soul but you don't have to surrender yours. You don't have to live in a mechanical globe. You don't have to tame your deep-forest…Read more
For the children

For the children

  Whose blood runs the rivers of the world? Whose breath sings the sorrow of the universe? In the eye of the enemy, can you see your own soul? When…Read more
Joy and sorrow

Joy and sorrow

Then a woman said, "Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow." And he answered: "Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was…Read more
Children in the room

Children in the room

Every truth without exception - no matter who makes it - is from God. If a bird got accused of singing too early in the morning, if a lute began…Read more