Tagged: awareness

A Picture of Sticks

Picking Up Sticks

On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur. – Evelyn Underhill Sunday Stresses On Sunday morning my daughter insisted that she wanted to walk the dogs with me as...

The Art of Doing Nothing

In honor of the people who, because of today’s snow storm, had to spend a good bit of time doing nothing, I thought I’d post this entry that originally appeared at the Religious Herald. In times when we are not able to do what we wish to be able to...

Everything in a Tangerine

A while back, my counselor recommended to me that I needed to read ┬áThich Nhat Hanh’s Peace Is Every Step. I recognized the author’s name only because he was a friend of Thomas Merton and had written the introduction to Merton’s┬áContemplative Prayer. I am glad she led me to discover...

She Sits

On this dreary Monday, while I’m waiting on the rain to stop falling, I thought I’d share a poem I wrote last fall after observing a bird on a wire while I was walking to the hospital to visit a parishioner. Sometimes we all need a little help standing against...