So much of life is covered in distractions the soul’s music is not easy to hear amidst life’s constant clamor, and wonder and mystery have become more and more inaccessible. As a culture we seem to have lost the thread that connects the worlds together: the inner world from which meaning is born, and the outer world where we spend our days. To find meaning we have to reclaim our sense of the sacred, something our culture appears to have overlooked or forgotten. The sacred is an essential quality of life. It connects us to our own soul and the divine that is the source of all that exists. We have to find a way to reconnect with what is essential—to learn once again how to walk in a sacred manner, how to cook with love and prayers, how to give attention to simple things. We need to learn to welcome life in all its colors and fragrances, to say “yes” again and again. Then life will give us back the connection to our own soul, and once more we will hear its song.
Adapted from Meaning and the Song of the Soul by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
May I learn to walk in a sacred manner.
Reflect on what it might mean to walk in a sacred manner. How can you begin to build this reconnection?
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Every Christian can witness to God in the workplace, not only with words, but above all with an honest life.
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
Francis de Sales
Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All thing pass; God never changes.
Teresa of Avila
A humble knowledge of oneself is a surer road to God than a deep searching of the sciences.
Thomas a Kempis
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
M. Scott Peck
We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.