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Thoughtful Thursday – I Only Do What I Want to Do

Thoughtful Thursday – I Only Do What I Want to Do

Photography, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Theology
15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate, I do. ~Christian Scripture, Romans 7:15 ... And now a guest post from Kaspa at Writing Our Way Home (reposted with permission) ... “I only do what I want to do” Kaspa writes: These words were spoken by my teacher’s, teacher’s teacher Koho Zenji. (My great-grand-teacher?)  Koho Zenji  was one of the most senior abbots at a large training monastery in Japan, a role which came with a whole boat load of duties and a restrictive schedule. Koho Zenji performed his duties and followed the rigorous schedule unerringly; nonetheless he only did what he wanted to do. If you or I were given such a tight schedule as Koho Zenji, we might resent it, at least some of the time. You might be able to identify some times
Thoughtful Thursday – The Last Judgment

Thoughtful Thursday – The Last Judgment

Photography, Quote, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Theology
“Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.”― Albert Camus What does love look like in a perfect world? **************** A reminder about what Thoughtful Thursday is: Theos – God, Logos – Words So, literally, theos-logos, theology, is words about God. These are some of my favorite thoughts! I ask myself what is my relationship to the Divine? What is the Divine’s relationship to others? Other people? Other things? Other components of the world? Other components of the cosmos? How can we stretch our thoughts to be more, simply more? What are your theos-logos? What questions would you ponder? Shalom and Amen. Terri ... #thoughtful  #findingGod #BeguineAgain ... (c) 2013, post, photo, Terri Stewart

Thoughtful Thursday – Doors

Photography, Quote, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Theology
Basic wakefulness, natural openness, is always available. This openness is not something that needs to be manufactured. When we pause, when we touch the energy of the moment, when we slow down and allow a gap, self-existing openness comes to us. It does not require a particular effort. It is available anytime. As Chögyam Trungpa once remarked, “Openness is like the wind. If you open your doors and windows, it is bound to come in.” Pema Chodron Does your faith open doors or close them? **************** A reminder about what Thoughtful Thursday is: Theos – God, Logos – Words So, literally, theos-logos, theology, is words about God. These are some of my favorite thoughts! I ask myself what is my relationship to the Divine? What is the Divine’s relationship to others? Other people? Other