February 13

Reflection

The “sacred” is not something primarily religious or even spiritual. It is not a quality we need to learn or to develop. It belongs to the primary nature of all that is. When our ancestors knew that everything they could see was sacred, this was not something taught but instinctively known. It was as natural as sunlight, as necessary as breathing. We all have within us a sense of the sacred, a sense of reverence, however we may articulate it. It is a part of our human nature.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Prayer

May I be attuned to the sacred in all that is.

Action

Meditate of the fact that everything is sacred.  What does “everything” mean to you? How can you remind yourself to see things as sacred?

Suggested Reading

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16 

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein/
Psalm 24:1-10

There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.
Wendell Berry

There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation.
Madeleine L’Engle

Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man.
Paulo Coelho

If every moment is sacred, and If you are amazed and in awe most of the time when you find yourself breathing and not crazy, then you are in a state of constant thankfulness, worship and humility.\
Bernice Johnson Reagon

The first view of the Earth is magical. It is a very overpowering realization that the Earth is so small. It affected me. I could not get over the notion that in such a small planet, with such a small ribbon of life, so much goes on. It is as if the whole place is sacred. Kalpana Chawla\

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
Albert Schweitzer

The universe shivers with wonder in the depths of the human.
Brian Swimme

Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The first act of awe, when man was struck with the beauty or wonder of Nature, was the first spiritual experience.
Henryk Skolimowski

It is the nature of God to reside in mystery–ineluctable, inexhaustible mystery.  And we do not need to understand the cabala of mathematical physics to apprehend the mysterium tremendum.  We need only look out the window.
Chet Raymo

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