August 14

Reflection

Life is an ongoing adventure in movement. Starting from a single point, life widens out in circles which increasingly enfold many other circles. It is a unique pattern, an unpredictable progression of experiences, Life searches, responds, chooses and rechooses. New perceptions develop leading to deeper connections and understandings. Life is not meant to be stagnant. It is a continual vibrant movement deeper into God.

 Prayer

 O God, deepen my wonder and gratitude for life.

 Action

I will retrace and reflect on the circles of my life. How did I get here?
Where am I willing to go?

Suggested Reading

 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Luke 12:25

Life is creative. It makes it up as it goes along. It explores itself, intent on discovering what is possible. Life requires that we change. It cannot discover new possibilities otherwise. This is the freedom that life gives itself. The freedom to become. Life moves forward toward wholeness. Each new hour holds new chances for a new beginning.
Margaret Wheatley

This human being is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
Rumi

The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
Don Williams, Jr.

Everything is affected by and is part of everything else, changing constantly from one state to another. The rain becomes the river; the river surrenders to the sea and the cycle begins over again. Nothing is ever lost. The melody changes – the dance goes on.
Connie Harrison

The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
Barbara De Angelis

If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.
Buddhist saying

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

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