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The spiritual life is one of constant choices …

The spiritual life is one of constant choices …

Spirituality
"The spiritual life is one of constant choices. One of the most important choices is the choice of people with whom we develop close intimate relationships. We have only a limited amount of time in our lives. With whom do we spend it and how?... "As people who trust in God's love, we must have the courage and the confidence to say to someone through whom God's love becomes visible to us: 'I would like to get to know you, I would like to spend time with you, I would like to develop a friendship with you. What about you?' "There will be no's, there will be pain of rejection. But when we determine to avoid all no's and all 'rejections, we will never create the mileau where we can grow stronger and deepen in love. God became human for us to make divine love tangible. That is ...

The Joy in Writing From Our Own Personal Sacred Space, Henri Nouwen

Joy
Writing is a process in which we discover what lives in us. The writing itself reveals to us what is alive in us. The deepest satisfaction of writing is precisely that it opens up new spaces within us of which we were not aware before we started to write. To write is to embark on a journey whose final destination we do not know. Thus, writing requires a real act of trust. We have to say to ourselves: 'I do not yet know what I carry in my heart, but I trust that it will emerge as I write.' Writing is like giving away the few loaves and fishes one has, trusting that they will multiply in the giving. Once we dare to 'give away' on paper the few thoughts that come to us, we start discovering how much is hidden underneath these thoughts and gradually come in touch with our own riches. ‪#‎Henr...