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This I Love

The Prayerful Life No. 121

Dec 13, 2014

Brian K. Wilcox, a Chaplain, vowed Contemplative in the Christian tradition, Associate of Greenbough House of Prayer, and Postulant of the Order of St. Anthony the Great, offers an interspiritual work focusing on cultivating the Heart of Compassion. His book of mystical Love poetry is An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love. Brian integrates wisdom from the major spiritual Paths. May you always know that you are blessed!

All is Welcome Here

Living in Love beyond Beliefs

We Share One Life, We Are One Life

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*Emptiness, Jake "Forester" Barbour, Flickr

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In my mind, when I look at these fields, I say to her, "See? ... See?" and I think she does. I hope later she will see and feel a thing about these prairies I have given up talking to others about; a thing that exists here because everything else does not and can be noticed because other things are absent. She seems so depressed sometimes by the monotony and boredom of her city life, I thought that maybe in this endless grass and wind she would see a thing that sometimes comes when monotony and boredom are accepted. It's here, but I have no names for it.

*Robert M. Persig. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

There is something amazing that lives in the absences, in the silences. This is subtle and quiet, and seen and felt and loved by few. I, too, have no names for it. No one ever has had. I, too, have ceased the futile effort of naming it and sharing it. No one ever has. In some sense, unknown and unknowable to me, this shares itself, even with those not ready to see, not ready to love in return. I love this silently. I am amazed at what I see when there is nothing to be seen, what I know when there is nothing to be known. I have given myself to this. I am thankful, may I ever be to this elusive but intimate something.

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We are each a lovely, pure Rose, in the Garden of Grace.

The Sacred in Me bows to the Sacred in You



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