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We turn not older with years, but newer every day.        – Emily Dickinson   Prayer makes me a bit uncomfortable, which I’m quite sure isn’t entirely atypical of a person not practiced in such things. There are many reasons for this, and I suspect there are many answers, but one wonder I’ve […]


We must bear patiently not being good… and not being thought good. — St. Francis of Assisi I can’t remember where I read this, but there is a notion that suggests the more we learn about ourselves and others, through self-education and contemplation, the deeper we sense the world around us. This could mean a […]


“Heaven attains wholeness with its clarity; The Earth attains wholeness with its firmness; The Spirit attains wholeness with its transcendence… If Heaven lacked clarity it would be divided; If the Earth lacked firmness it would fly away; If the Spirit lacked transcendence it would be exhausted.” — Lao Tzu Contemplating the Heavens and the Earth, […]