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Daily Practice for 2016.01.14

Daily Practice for 2016.01.14

Word I am focusing on using people's vision words for 2016 for a few daily prayers. Today, I am using "fortitude" from Cathy to guide my selections. If you share your word, I will use it over the next few days! Fortitude is a cool word. Its ultimate meaning is strength in facing difficulty some sort. So, emotional strength. Forti means strong. It is also the word for fort or fortress. That brings up an interesting quandary. Building a fortress around our emotional state can lead to strength when we need it, protecting our inner vulnerability from others. It can also lead to preventing good things from coming into the fortress. Fortitude might be finding the sweet spot between absolute strength of high, hard walls and the complete vulnerability of open borders! Onward! Opening Let my
Daily Practice for 2016.01.02

Daily Practice for 2016.01.02

Opening Let my heart rise up to meet mercy, my voice to meet compassion, my hands to meet action. BIBOLove: Breath In, Breath Out--humm Music Listen to What the Drums Say, by Jasiri X Patience is necessary for greatness The question is how strong your faith is Will it matter how long the wait is Readings Dialogue from The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers    Frodo: I can't do this Sam. Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passin
Daily Prayer and Thoughtfulness Practice 2015.12.16

Daily Prayer and Thoughtfulness Practice 2015.12.16

Opening: Let my heart rise up to meet mercy, my voice to meet compassion, my hands to meet action. BIBOLove: Breath In, Breath Out--Hummm Music: Be the Change, by MC Yogi An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind and it takes more strength and faith to be kind. This We Have Now by Rumi This we have now is not imagination. This is not grief or joy. Not a judging state, or an elation, or sadness. Those come and go. This is the presence that doesn’t. It’s dawn, Husam, here in the splendor of coral, inside the Friend, the simple truth of what Hallaj said. What else could human beings want? When grapes turn to wine, they’re wanting this. When the nightsky pours by, it’s really a crowd of beggars, and they all want some of this! This that