Well… happy 2023, folks! I am so sorry I have not written in awhile… though I’m not sorry for the reason. I’ve just been embracing life… time with family, time with friends, and reflecting on personal growth in this new year. That’s actually what is prompting me to share a quote of the week post tonight; it’s good to share what we learn and how it’s shaping us. I hope to be more consistent in my posts again moving forward, as I really do view this space as somewhere to process what I’m learning and thinking about, as well as having the chance to interact with others. Thanks for your grace, and I hope you enjoy this week’s post!
Among the books that are currently taking up real estate on my nightstand, is one called Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer, by Richard Rohr. I know some of you may be thinking “that sounds like a real snooze fest…” but I’m here to say that this book has been widening my perspective immensely. Learning that I can come to see everything and everyone differently, in the light of love and grace, has been beautiful. It’s not easy to do especially in our busy culture, but if we take the time, if we slow down enough to hear ourselves, to connect with God in whatever way we best do that, we can see with so much more clarity. And I truly believe that will help me keep becoming the most loving, hopeful version of myself.
With that in mind, the quote I want to share is tremendously heavy but will hopefully make you feel light. It seems like real truth has a way of being like that. I hope Rohr’s words point you to the beauty of your present moment.
Let us all do things that enliven our souls, so that we see the beauty present in each moment.
Much love ~ Sonja K.