...self care is never a selfish act- it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give it the care it requires, we do so not only for ourselves but for the many others whose lives we touch.

Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak

Friday, July 12, 2013

Draw Water for Your Spirit

For we are God's bliss, for God delights in us without end, and so, by God's grace, will we delight in God.

Julian of Norwich

...we exist because of an utterly unconditional generosity.

Rowan Williams

Joy's very being is lost in the great tide of selfless delight- creation's delight in the infinite loving of God...joy is a fruit of the Spirit, not of our gratified emotions.

Evelyn Underhill

More saturated than a sponge soaking with water, you have been absorbed by the Divine mystery, by absolute bliss, joy , and happiness. You live, breathe, and work in a creation and world that is God-immersed.

Edward Hays

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