“Symbols” by Thomas Merton

“Symbols” Traditionally, the value of the symbol is precisely in its apparent uselessness  as a means of simple communication.  It is ordered toward communion,  not to communication. Because it is not an efficient mode of communicating  information, the symbol can achieve a higher purpose, beyond  cause and effect. Instead of establishing a new contact by…

SHORT MYSTICAL POEMS: “Another Unity” by Rumi

“Another Unity”   Spring overall. But inside us there’s another unity. Behind each eye here, one glowing weather. Every forest branch moves differently in the breeze, but as they sway they connect at the roots. ~ Rumi

POEMS: “Look at love” by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

“Look at love” Look at love how it tangles with the one fallen in love look at spirit how it fuses with earth giving it new life why are you so busy with this or that or good or bad pay attention to how things blend why talk about all the known and the unknown…

“The Purpose of the Journey” – by Joseph Campbell

  The Purpose of the Journey   The purpose of the journey is compassion. When you have come past the pairs of opposites, you have reached compassion. The separateness apparent in the world is secondary. Beyond that world of opposites is an unseen, but experienced, unity and identity in us all. Joseph Campbell from The…

“Pray for Others” (Ora por otros)

“Pray for Others” My thoughts of health and healing bless the world. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus promises, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” His purpose was always to encourage intimate spiritual community focused on the divine love he taught and practiced. My prayers are aligned…

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES: “Building bridges”

Originally posted on bodyandsoulnourishmentblog:
“Building bridges” (Author unknown) Once upon a time two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labor and goods as needed without a hitch. Then the long collaboration fell apart. It…