At times, comfort is about bringing an open heart to a situation. Acceptance of others is rooted in accepting yourself. If you are tired today, emotionally vulnerable, or angry and frustrated, make room for it. Learn to gently say, I accept all of myself. I hold my feelings with tenderness, love, and comfort. With this acceptance, I […]
There are so many moments in which we can be a compassionate presence to another person. If we reflect upon even a day in our lives, we will realize this. Last week, my elderly in-laws were in town, visiting us after an extended cruise in which they encountered days of stormy weather. They arrived exhausted, […]
My older sister was a very busy therapist before she retired last year. I remember she always told me that she tried to look at each person she saw in a day as ‘a child of God.’ Today, her words inspired me. As students came into the library with a question, or to search for […]
What really inspires us? It’s such an important question. What renews us, and gives us life? As I share things with you, I encourage you to notice what truly inspires you? I find this video of the Prayer of St. Francis to inspire me. Enjoy! Also, here’s a type of guided meditation I use during […]
Although I’ve watched this video dozen of times, it always inspires me. It is such a perfect reminder of the gift of life and living and each other. Enjoy!
This year, I will be starting a new category on my blog called, “Inspiration Fountain,” in which I will be posting various teachings, images, meditations, reflections, and more, that inspire me–and hopefully will inspire you. Our prayer life is always growing, let these words from Richard Rohr inspire you.