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To Find a Steady Center: Adam Zagajewski

To Find a Steady Center: Adam Zagajewski

Try to praise the mutilated world. Remember June's long days, and wild strawberries, drops of rosé wine. The nettles that methodically overgrow the abandoned homesteads of exiles. You must praise the mutilated world. You watched the stylish yachts and ships; one of...

To Find a Steady Center: Padraig O Tuama

To Find a Steady Center: Padraig O Tuama

That you were born and you will die. That you will sometimes love enough and sometimes not. That you will lie if only to yourself. That you will get tired. That you will learn most from the situations you did not choose. That there will be some things that move you...

Tips & Tricks for Working from Home with Kids

Tips & Tricks for Working from Home with Kids

Two years ago I launched Cara Gilger Ministries from home with a preschooler at home three days a week and a first grader who both required my time and attention. Over the past two years I have grown a consulting and writing ministry that is (nearly) full time while...

To Find a Steady Center: Marie Howe

To Find a Steady Center: Marie Howe

We saw something at once. And then it was over. Time started up again as if it had never stopped. We saw someone, and it was a soul. and that soul was us, or I, or everyone. We felt we had been waiting only after it had occurred. And once it had happened we were...

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...

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