Where does it all come from when you are looking for inspiration? What makes you get up early, get those extra 100 crunches even though you are struggling and can't breathe and the pain in your stomach is overbearing? Where does it come from? It comes all from inside. There is nothing else in this world that will motivate you to do anything or be anything like your inner inspiration.
I stumbled across a new website this morning—Spirituality & Practice. Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, who co-authored Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (of which I realized I actually own a copy), have created this website to serve as a resource for spiritual seekers.
“We believe in the power and potential of the Internet to create, support, and sustain individual and group spiritual practice. We focus upon personal and cultural resources that are expressive of the quest for meaning and purpose, wholeness and healing, commitment and community, contemplation and social activism.”
Among numerous other tools to be found on their website, the Brussats have also compiled a list of 50 spiritual books that they deem to be the best of 2011. Just doing a quick scan of the list, I already want to read half of them.
To see the complete list:
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.
Like light in the sun
spilling out of the sun,
the spirit within
beams its way
through all our cracks
till our most treasured
walls come down. Continue reading
Editor's Note: Kerry Egan is a hospice chaplain in Massachusetts and the author of "Fumbling: A Pilgrimage Tale of Love, Grief, and Spiritual Renewal on the Camino de Santiago."
By Kerry Egan, Special to CNN
As a divinity school student, I had just started working as a student chaplain at a cancer hospital when my professor asked me about my work.
Where do I fit in the world? Where does the world fit in me?
Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
I think we’re all born with a set of preferred activities and talents, but more than that, with an inexplicable inner knowledge of the things we are meant to do and be, the changes we are meant to make in the world.
Such simple words! But words are mighty things;
They cast us down, or lift us up to rest;
They charm and strengthen, till our angel sings
The last of all the life-songs, and the best.
~Sarah Doudney, Some Words
If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’ve probably figured out that I’m a fan of quotations. Continue reading
“And suddenly, those tired of the world were falling on their knees to drink from the rain that was dripping through the crack in the heart that belonged to everyone.”
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A hundred years from now? All new people.