Is my heart really open? Or are there barriers in me that I don’t know about?
I was walking back in to Starbucks after a bathroom break when I was greeted by this view. I felt my heart swell with gratitude and love all in an instant, and I just had to pause to contemplate how blessed I am. Not only did I marry my best friend, I had married a […]
From Prayer: Another picture that our Lord loves to use is that of the shepherd who goes out to look for the sheep that is lost (Matthew 18:12). So long as we imagine that it is we who have to look for God, then we must often lose heart. But it is the other way […]
I don’t have a whole heart to love God with. That was a realisation I made a couple of years ago. I realised that I had taken for granted that I had a whole heart. It was June 2013, and I was preparing myself for an inner-healing session when I made this startling realisation as I […]
Who are you, God, and who am I? For so long I have not had an accurate view of who I am. I see what I wish to see; I see what isn’t there but which I want to be there; I see through other’s eyes (or what I think they see). I see more […]
There comes a time in life when we will give thanks not only for the things that hold us together, but for the things that make us fall apart. There comes a time in life when we become grateful not only for the people who make us happy, but for the people who make our life unbearable. There comes […]
My first thought in 2015 was the word “Listen.” It was whispered into my consciousness as I was still stirring awake. Listen. Silence. Solitude. Detachment. These three are necessary in the spiritual life. For the past 6 years, I have been learning to grow increasingly in silence and solitude. It feels to me that the […]