“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
“My dream is of a place and time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.”
“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Connection and intimacy with the all pervasive creative force that we are immersed in is called by many names across the world’s cultures. We all crave it, this connection to some thing greater than ourselves, that eternal, encompassing, all knowing force.
No intermediary needed. No religion. Rather an authentic, individual, unique, real and raw communion.
These words from Brother Teasdale, and Rory McEntee and Adam Bucko about interspirituality spoke to me of these cravings. Of the mystic and mysterious unknowable knowing I seek daily. We need not be separated by how we get there and we can certainly help each other in the understanding of the journey. We can even help each other get there. Sharing our authentic, individual, unique experience and deeply listening to others, we find, feel and know the Ultimate Mystery. Imagine.
“The religion of humankind can be said to be spirituality itself, because mystical spirituality is the origin of all the religions. If this is so, and I believe it is, we might say that interspirituality — the sharing of ultimate experiences across traditions — is the religion of the third millennium. Interspirituality is the foundation that can prepare the way for a planet-wide enlightened culture…”
-Brother Wayne Teasdale (Catholic Monk)
“Each religion, we believe, offers a unique way into the Ultimate Mystery and unique fruits, as does each individual journey. We are ready to move into a unity that is full, that welcomes all textures, where the Buddha’s equanimity complements Christ’s radical love in action, and where the Hebrew prophetic outrage can be merged with the incarnate spirituality of the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and the timeless revelations of the Hindu sages.”
-Rory McEntee and Adam Bucko
“We must all achieve our identity on the basis of a radical authenticity… ”
– Raimundo Panikkar, “The Silence of God,” Introduction p. xviii
Summer 2015 has truly been a summer of love. A season filled to brimming with jubilant, sincere, joyous weddings where families and friends came together in celebration and support of couples committing to a partnership through life.
The vows, the radiance, the hope, the steadfast support of family and friends, the beauty, all made for days filled with wonder, deep love, and all the sweet and touching scenes that now reside as forever memories.
It’s so much more than wedding planning! This crazy, busy season has ultimately been a privilege and a pleasure. To share these intimate, sacred, uniquely personal, celebrations of Love, is a honor.
Forever memories were made for me too!
So here’s to Renee & Ric, Fawn & Rick, Lizzie & Alec, Beth & Lucas, Robin & Tyler, Sarah & John, Sara & Kyle and Dane & Nate. May you respect and honor each other as lovers and friends, as confidants and companions on life’s journey. I have faith in each and every one of you to take care of each other, and that you will always honor and keep each other.
All you need is Love.
“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
Ah, the full moon pulling at the inner spaces with its questions and mystery.
Tugging the tides.
Illuminating the darkness.
Searching the soul.
Waking me from a sound sleep to come outside and feel the moonshine.
basking in the night’s light.
Here is profound simplicity infused with magic.
Here is wonder.
“This place of mine never is entered by humans for conversation. Only by the mute moon’s light shaft which slip in between the trees.”
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
“The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night”
“Watching the moon, at midnight, solitary, mid-sky, I knew myself completely, no part left out.”