September 14

Reflection

It is time to walk a different path. This path is not about accumulating stuff. It’s not about money and power. It’s not about dominating other living beings. No, walking this path is simply about living, experiencing, and caring about this precious life and this abundant world. It is a holistic experience for the body, mind and spirit. It is about recognizing, sensing, and exchanging energy with the natural world around us and feeling that energy reciprocated.
Aaron Hoopes

Prayer

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 119:105 

Action

Consider the society in which we live. Reflect on the events which we have been experiencing. How do you see our lifestyles as complicit? Do you think it’s time to walk a different path? If so, what will you do?

Suggested Reading

Spirituality is more about whether or not we can sleep at night than about whether or not we go to church. It is about being integrated or falling apart, about being within community or being lonely, about being in harmony with Mother Earth or being alienated from her.
Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.
Richard Rohr,OFM

Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it’s a good place that we’re all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it.
Alice Walker

Change your thinking, change your life.
Ernest Holmes

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
John Wooden

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
Albert Einstein

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.
Tuli Kupferberg


You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Buckminster Fuller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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