Six Minutes of Gratitude

This video has been on Youtube for almost two years now, so you may already be familiar with it. But if, like me up until Sunday, you've never seen it, then give yourself the treat of watching. It's only about six minutes long, features gorgeous cinematography, a precocious little girl at the beginning who is too cute for words, a great message about gratitude and living in the present, and narration by the Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast. A film by LouieSchwartzberg. Enjoy... … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

To understand contemplation correctly, we need to go back to its original meaning. Step out in the dark night, raise your eyes to the starry sky, and you will experience what contemplation was before it had a name. Since prehistoric times humans have looked up to the stars and have longed to measure up to that cosmic order. The root meaning of temp is “measure,” and the temple was originally a measured-out area in the sky. The temple below was meant to be a reflection of the perfect order abo … [Read more...]

Quotes for the Day

We don't lack time, we lack focus. — Tessa BieleckiLeisure is not a privilege for those who have the time, it is a virtue for those who take the time. — Brother David Steindl-RastBoth of these quotes come from Tessa's Wild at Heart: Radical Teachings of the Christian Mystics … [Read more...]