Great Partnership

 In Reflections

“Of all the myriad ways we define love, there is perhaps none more honest and powerful than this: great love is rooted in great partnership.” —Sarah MacLean

On 2-22-2022, it feels important to honor the power of “2” in our lives! Whether or not we’re in a romantic relationship, there are many possibilities for honoring the great partnerships we’re in right now.

How do you define a great partnership in your life? What is your most important partnership right now? Is it with God, a lover, a friend, a business, a pet or some other person, place, or thing that nourishes you? How might you honor that partnership today?

The late beloved poet John O’Donohue believed “The state of one’s heart inevitably shapes one’s life; it is ultimately the place where everything is decided.” He felt “a loving heart awakens the spirit of possibility and engagement with others.”

Where there is great partnership, there you’ll find love in all its myriad expressions, some of which include respect, attentiveness to what your partner shares, and a willingness to collaborate.

May the spirit of possibility be awakened anew in all of your beloved partnerships this day. And may you find delightful ways to acknowledge how much they mean to you.

Companions

“Wisdom, appearing to originate in one’s mind, has its source in one’s companions.”

― Tirukkural 454

We Will Remember

This past Sunday marked the 4th anniversary of our founder’s passing. Thank you Jean Springer for supporting me in partnering with you for six years on behalf of this wonderful community!

I am profoundly touched by the level of commitment people have to their personal journeys. What is being asked of some people who come to Eremos is beyond my wildest imaginings. Yet, in the midst of life-altering decisions, I see people choosing life. I am humbled by their faith, and awe-filled by their courage.” ― Jean Springer

Photo: of Dianna and Jean with Fr. Ron Rolheiser the evening before he spent a day with our community in 2017.

For Marriage

(Excerpt)

As kindly as moonlight might search the dark,
So gentle may you be when light grows scarce.
As surprised as the silence that music opens,
May your words for each other be touched with
reverence.

As warmly as the air draws in the light,
May you welcome each other’s every gift. ― John O’Donohue, To Bless The Space Between Us
May this wisdom apply to all of our treasured partnerships.

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