Wednesday, September 21, 2016
During my time there I penned some new prayers for myself. I've placed them on my blog.
Even though these days I no longer really adhere to a particular label, certainly publicly anyway, I find it quietly amusing how I continue to find nourishment for my soul from the very tradition I hold in quiet contempt.
I also ponder if really what's going on is that I'm hrny and should sign up for Grndr again.
I've come to be suspicious of highly spiritual people. I reckon there's sometimes something deeper going on that's perhaps not so spiritual, either good or not so good.
Life is full of the mysterious and truly tangible. The clear and the not so clear. The BOTH AND rather than the either or.
Go well :)
Sunday, August 28, 2016
So it is, I let it be.
the God who is for ages unending.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
It's strange how it is necessary to explicitly state what to me is simply an obvious social politeness.
Would the public offender actually take note of such a reasonable request in this sign?
I guess it's no different to my own expectation that if you accidently miss and your piss hits something else other than the intended toilet bowl, like the floor, that one would grab some paper and clean up the mess.
Dirty dirty dirty!
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Monday, November 16, 2015
Thursday, June 26, 2014
So true!. But understanding it at its core has taken me 35-40 years of my life to realise it. When I was younger, I just could not have understood such a claim. It is only as I've begun to understand and experience the complexity (grayness and colourings of life), as opposed to a fictitious black and white world, that I've begun to comprehend this deeply.
Around the above quote, Rohr highlights how spiritual discernment is such a necessary gift to develop, as it enables a person to recognise seemingly bad things can actually sometimes bear good fruit. Rohr talks about "'Yes/And' thinking, rather than simplistic either/or thinking". I would add, that sometimes what may appear 'bad' or 'not ideal', is perhaps good for a period of time, or that the end result may be helpful in some way. e.g. A greater self awareness, wholeness, fulfillment or life essentials being met. My mind goes here to the complex area of prostitution or various forms of casual sex.
I feel Rohr also reminds us that imperfection is not actually a bad thing. He talks about the metaphor of pottery and biblical language of "earthen vessels" and also Leonard Cohen's song 'Anthem' which contains the words "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in".
I like how Rohr offers a different perspective on that horrible word I grew up hearing, "original sin" and all its conatations. Rohr states it's a : "... poor choice of words because the word sin implies fault and culpability, and that is precisely not the point! Original sin was trying to warn us that the flaw at the heart of all reality is nothing we did personally, but that there is simply a crack in everything, and so we should not be surprised when it shows it'self in us or in everything else. This has the power to keep us patient, humble, and less judgmental".
May I grow ever more patient, humble and less judgmental first of myself and then that which is other than myself.
I leave you now in peace, with a prayer I wrote back in 2012:
So it is, I let it be. Amen and Amen
Friday, May 16, 2014
When I heard these few words, I was struck with the profoundness. What I took away was that is that I can and must trust my self. If I'm truly me, all will be well.
I heard this on a TV show some weeks ago. Perhaps Songs of Praise. It was by a musician I think being interviewed.