October 25

 Reflection

As our lives seem to be speeding by, we sometimes experience moments that are signals to us of our deep desire for union with the Mystery we call God. In the midst of a happy and satisfied life, there suddenly comes an insight that within us there is a desire for something more profound. There also come moments when we feel a union with nature, the universe, another person, or are moved by an insight into the beauty and innocence we may perceive. Inadvertently, we may become aware of and connected to the pain and suffering in our world. These moments touch a deep well within us. There is an awareness of indefinable Mystery. God is near. Reflect for a few moments on such experiences in your life.

Prayer

May I become more attentive to God’s presence and action in my daily routine.

 Action

At the end of the day reflect on how you were touched by God’s presence and active in your life..

Suggested Reading

“…I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans…to give you a future with hope…When your search me, you will find me, if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me says the Lord…”
Jeremiah 29: 11-14

As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
Psalm 42:1-2

O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you…
Psalm 62:1-8

Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.
Brennan Manning

In our stillness, we acknowledge God’s greatness and we are at peace in our life. Stillness saturates us in the Presence of God.
E’yen A. Gardner

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
Alan Cohen

They understand but little who understand only what can be explained.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We are born in mystery, we live in mystery, and we die in mystery.
Huston Smith

Experience teaches only the teachable.
Aldous Huxley

I searched for God and found only myself.
I searched for myself and found only God.
Sufi proverb.

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.
Albert Schweitzer

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