“I am in awe of your magnificent plans. I know you will not hold back any good thing from me. I want to joyfully embrace all of the new things and ideas you have designed for me.” —T.D. Jakes, Destiny Daily Readings
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Truth: if we listen to anyone long enough, they will say something contradictory.
Truth: if we listen to someone to the degree of fault-finding, we probably need more constructive hobbies.Read more
Yesterday, while I was curled up and meditating in the sunshine in a chair in the backyard, I felt a tiny little weight from a live creature perching itself on my foot. I was still enough—and in a moment of pure tranquility—that a bird had casually landed on me. Awestruck, I thought of St. Francis of Assisi.
2020 was a tough year. It would have been challenging for me regardless of the pandemic, but I would say I felt uniquely prepared for living with a smaller footprint. Many of the lifestyle changes we were forced to develop because of the pandemic were things I was already working on.Read more
If you observe and find that I am productive—much busier than you, perhaps—it is because I’m closer to it.
Closer to what, you ask? I won’t say it. I’m not that foolish.
Actually, we can supply a variety of terms that make sense. Closer to poverty, to a novel opportunity, to injustice, to progress, to chaos, to hunger, to wilderness… It could be any one thing or some of them all, but I like to focus on this perspective; it’s really about proximity.Read more