Diving In…

 In Reflections

“When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him into places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.” ― Paulo Cohelo, The Alchemist

Like ducklings getting ready to enter the water, some of us are cautiously re-entering the world. Eremos hosted our first in-person community gathering in over two years this past Sunday.

While a lot of fun, I felt like I had to re-learn event-planning skills I once took for granted.

The joy of reconnecting, honoring Sr. Marie Angele Sanchez, and hearing stories about where people are in their journey forward made the “re-entry” challenges worth it!

This Saturday we’re excited to gather in person again to be with Elizabeth Ann Gates as she invites us to explore Asking Better Questions.

In his book, Letters To A Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke famously invited this young poet to dive or live into the questions in his heart.

“Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” ― Rainer Marie Rilke

Do you have questions to live into right now? Perhaps you need a contemplative morning with us to explore what those questions might be. Whether or not you join us in spirit this Saturday or in person, we invite you to contemplate the questions stirring within you.

May you be inspired to decide to embrace and live into a question today, trusting you will live your way into the answer.

An Artist Date

“The clock is ticking and you’re hearing the beat. You stop by a museum shop, sign your name on a scuba-diving sheet, and commit yourself to Saturday mornings in the deep end. You’re either losing your mind or gaining your soul. Life is meant to be an artist date. That’s why we were created.”
― Julia Cameron

Real Courage

The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.
― D. H. Lawrence

May we enjoy each day to the fullest to give us the capacity to hold in our hearts and uplift in prayer all those suffering from pain and loss.

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