Quieting

Quieting Prayer

Help us to quiet the surface stories, just enough — that we may see the love beneath all things — that we may find courage to step outside of all of it and choose, in each moment, where to go from here — to focus on the gifts we came to share. Amen.

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Continuing On, Softening

Unafraid

During times

of great shifting,

when emotions were

intense

and bodies

and minds tired

most easily

with each added thought

and moment of

learning,

I found it was

possible to return

my focus

to the stillness

within

and count every

single piece of

wisdom gained as valuable —

while being willing

to hold it

lightly —

remaining unafraid

to release all

into the creative space

I learned to

embrace again

and again,

each time a little more

completely,

as I continued on.

Prayers, Unsorted

Together

For the parts

of us

that grieve

for all that

can’t be expressed

in words,

for the frustration

that comes

when words are

attempted

and seen to be

insufficient,

I offer my deepest

silent prayer.

Know that we don’t

grieve alone —

even when it seems

we are on opposing sides

on the surface.

Somewhere, below

the surface stories

and very real

pain,

we know we are

connected.

And we know

there is a part

of us that

is healed.

May it continue

to whisper

as we find courage

to hold our grief

and our healing

together.

Amen

Reflections

From My Heart

With a little practice,

I found gentler ways

of allowing

myself to be guided

from my heart.

Things that had seemed

overwhelming before

became mysteries

to unravel.

I began to get

a feel for this

gentler way

as little by little,

a bit slower at first,

I began to

notice and act

on clear insights

that led me

to one needed piece

and the next.