The Life of Care

The Life of Care September 7, 2020

As a fire needs wood, the soul needs care to burn strong and bright. And just as it doesn’t matter what kind of wood is given to the fire, the soul doesn’t value one form of care over another. Any act of care will make the soul come alive through us. And since all things are worthy of care and in need of care, any ground of experience we devote ourselves to will brighten our aliveness—in us and between us. Simply and profoundly, as a fire needs wood, the soul needs care to thrive.

A Question to Walk With: Describe a form of care that feeds your soul. What role does this have in your life?

This excerpt is from my book in progress, The Heart Is Our Teacher.

*Photo Credit: Kyle Peyton

Mark is offering a 3-session webinar in October called More Together Than Alone: The Power
and Spirit of Community (Oct 4, 11, 18, 2020, 1-2:30PM ET).

Registration for the More Together Than Alone webinar opens Sept 1 at If
you’re moved to join either of these, Mark looks forward to meeting you.

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