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To Find a Steady Center: Mary Oliver

To Find a Steady Center: Mary Oliver

It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another...

To Find a Steady Center: Rabindranath Tagore

To Find a Steady Center: Rabindranath Tagore

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high  Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth  Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards...

To Find a Steady Center: Naomi Shihab Nye

To Find a Steady Center: Naomi Shihab Nye

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between...

To Find a Steady Center: David Whyte

To Find a Steady Center: David Whyte

Sometimes  if you move carefully  through the forest, breathing  like the ones  in the old stories,  who could cross  a shimmering bed of leaves  without a sound,  you come  to a place  whose only task  is to...

To Find a Steady Center: Yehunda Amichai

To Find a Steady Center: Yehunda Amichai

From the place where we are right  Flowers will never grow In the spring. The place where we are right  Is hard and trampled Like a yard. But doubt and loves Dig up the world  Like a mole, a plow And a whisper will be heard in the place Where the ruined...

To Find a Steady Center: Wendell Berry

To Find a Steady Center: Wendell Berry

I will go among the trees and sit still. All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water.  My tasks lie in their places where I left them, asleep like cattle. Then what is afraid of me comes  and lives a while in my sight.  What it fears...

To Find a Steady Center: Marge Piercy

To Find a Steady Center: Marge Piercy

To have without holding By Marge Piercy   Learning to love differently is hard, love with the hands wide open, love with the doors banging on their hinges, the cupboard unlocked, the wind roaring and whimpering in the rooms rustling the sheets and snapping the...

Introducing: To Find a Steady Center

Introducing: To Find a Steady Center

Hello dear ones, I have been thinking over the past few weeks about what I can offer in the midst of this moment. At my heart I am a pastor who cares deeply for the souls of people and I am a writer that finds words to be a source of comfort and wisdom in almost every...

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