Right Here, Right Now

Gift-Curse of Grief

“When we come to deeply be with the finitude of our lives, and the lives of those we love, our appreciation for everything is deepened.

We touch a vibrancy, a richness—and we begin to wake up.

This other person we love could die at any time.

And we too will die.

We realize that every moment is a secret cache.

Each breath is an offering.

And every increment of time is irreplaceable.

The only thing for which life offers even a fleeting guarantee is this moment—right here and right now. This is all we have, all we ever have.

It is both absolving and terrifying.”

~Joanne Cacciatore, “Bearing the Unbearable”

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Filters, Blinders, Lenses…

“11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” ~1 Corinthians 13:11-13 (King James Version) Continue reading “Filters, Blinders, Lenses…”

EVERYDAY LESSONS: Learning from a Single Example

(Written on 6/3/2021 for DOC Morning Watch 7/17/2021)

INTRO

This entry is a transcribed version from a recent presentation. It has been modified to be “legible” for those who were not in the presentation, however it will be lacking the music, photos and videos used. Hopefully, the intent and point will come across anyway… Continue reading “EVERYDAY LESSONS: Learning from a Single Example”

Ponderings: Remember Me

And the dying and the living cry out: Remember Me!

We live in a “feel good” world where magazines, advertisements, and other media assault our senses on a daily basis. They shout at us: “If you would only do such and such, or buy this or that, or change so and so, you would be whole; you would be perfect; and all life would be happy and content.Continue reading “Ponderings: Remember Me”