#contemplation

✝️ You lend Your voice to the birds and the midnight murmur to the wind. You have lent a voice to every throat, and have put a story into every creature. I am surrounded by Your heralds, as a student by many teachers, and I listen to them tirelessly from dawn until dusk.
O Lord, Master of the voice, speak more clearly through Your heralds! ✝️ #Jesus #Christianity #soul #Christian #Christ #faith #Catholic #Catholicism #Orthodox #Orthodoxy #God #repentance #Church #ascetic #asceticism #humility #good #wisdom #humble #faithful #prayer #contemplation #meekness #HolySpirit #HolyTrinity #AllOutForChrist

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Walking meditation in the snow with Ansel, my sense of time slipping away during massage in Marakah’s attic, and opalescent music at a house show with Rita. Feeling attuned to the slow pace of winter. #contemplation #relaxation #turninginward #solstice #transition

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#fbf man, I’m feeling the pull of the #desert something fierce these days. It’s time to go back to #Terlingua #Texas out #west Its #solitude is #magical and I need it #sky #earth #contemplation

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Better late than never birthday present! #mornings are for #coffee and #contemplation #strangerthings #coffeeandcontemplation

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I once saw something online, and it said something to the effect of “You can drown in 8900 feet of water, or a bathtub. You still drown. Trauma is trauma.”
I think I saw it months ago... and it has stuck with me. I sometimes feel that we live in a world of constant competition, and it floods into discussions of trauma or suffering.
I can think of countless times where I have shied away from sharing parts of my life out of fear and thoughts centring around “I haven’t had it half as bad as them, I shouldn’t complain.”
But the thing I think we often forget and even discount is that the worst thing that’s happened to us will always be the worst thing that’s happened to us; regardless of what those around us have experienced.
The worst day of my life will be completely different from yours. I may think that your worst day sounds like a walk in the park compared to my worst day, or vice versa.
My bad is mine and your bad is yours.
My hard is mine and your hard is yours.
My worst is mine and your worst is yours.
My trauma is mine and your trauma is yours.
Stop the comparisons and competition.
Live for you and you alone.
Refuse to apologize for being. .
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#formerprincess #musingsofamillennial #refusetoapologizeforbeing #traumaistrauma #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthawareness #depression #majordepressivedisorder #anxiety #generalizedanxietydisorder #contemplation #reflection #selfreflection #journeytoselflove #learningtolovemyself #thoughts #selfiesforselflove

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"I was always worried about how my life would affect the lives of others. Now I realize that the people who genuinely care about me will celebrate me, and the rest will vanish into the ether. That is their choice."
#williamsburg #brooklyn #walks #murals #streetart #foodforthought #internetwisdom #qotd #summer #memories #publicart #mural #portrait #thoughts #wisdom #growingup #selfcare #love #contemplation

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Playing catch up on our December Reflections as I have been super sick! The sun is beginning to creep out though, so I’m back. 😊

Day 12: Reflection (photo from the super talented @emily_jeffords). You know, as a kid (and a minister’s kid at that), we had to memorize lots of scripture verses. And as child drumming through verses, I can remember going through the motions to get it done and wondering if I would even ever “need” them someday. 😂 .
With the year our nation has had (and let’s be honest - the world), the words from my childhood verse memorization ring truer than ever: love your neighbor.
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Simple really, but we can’t seem to do it. Loving our neighbor means looking OUTSIDE of ourselves first and foremost to the likes, preferences, circumstances, identities of those who live near and far from us. It means choosing to paint the world with the vibrant colors of healing. The simplest way we can do it is to speak truth, beauty, and goodness into another’s life...or the moment we are with them. Basically anyone who is not you is your neighbor. See? Simple. Now go love your neighbor. 💗

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When autumn leaves meet the snow 🍂❄️
↠ Hello December ↞

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A little bit of #contemplation out a #window on a #winter day back in 2014. #childhood #home #family

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What’s the point in it all?

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SERVICE & THE "UNSHAKEABLE SANCTUARY OF PEACE" - Sometimes critics wonder if the contemplative life isolates those who practice and makes them “navel-gazers"… Teresa of Avila, one of Christianity's great mystics, couldn't disagree more... For her, contemplation and service are directly and powerfully connected.... Here's a quote from her classic "The Interior Castle" translated by @mirabaistarr , one of our keynotes for Seeking Connection 2018 ... https://www.sdievents.org/ ..."The soul who achieves union with God in the innermost chamber of the interior castle must return to the everyday world to be of service to other souls on the path. Far from rendering her incapable of performing ordinary tasks, the soul’s experience of transformation in love creates an unshakable sanctuary of peace inside of her so that no matter what challenges life in the world may present, she can weather them joyfully, knowing that her Beloved dwells inside her and that he will never ever leave her.” ... Mirabai expounds on this is a remarkable extended SDI Learns video ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aPyx5daW50 ... Teresa, she says, says that once you find union with God, "the Beloved," you "naturally pour yourself out to the world because you have that certainty that you are connected, that everything is connected. So the only thing you can possibly do is step up to the call." #mystic #divinefeminine #SeekingConnection2018 #service #contemplation #spiritualdirection #connection #God #soul #innerpeace #teresaofavila

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That is where my dearest and brightest dreams have ranged — to hear for the duration of a heartbeat the universe and the totality of life in its mysterious, innate harmony. - Hermann Hesse -

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Keeping myself entertained @kingsartistrun this afternoon- come by and say "hello" and see King's last exhibition of the year! #melbourne #art #exhibition #jackstent #nepal #wind

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