Sight and Insight
Here is an invitation to let your eyes fall on the quotes until your heart signals it would like to linger with one. Then rest there and let the words fall into your heart.
“There is a place in everyone that can carry the light. God has made it this way. God has not only given us the chance to carry the light but has made it possible for us to kindle and strengthen the light in one another, passing the light along. This way God’s light will shine forever in this world. “- Rachel Naomi Remen
“When I sit at my computer, before I start, I say my prayers, open up, and strike a match to light the candle. To me, this is the sound of space becoming sacred. Creating a sacred space is the first step and, in many ways, the most important step in opening ourselves to the creative process. This is the gift we give to ourselves so that the multitude of gifts we are born to share have their own birthing space. Sacred space marks our commitment and symbolizes our readiness to serve and be served by the Source itself.” – Jan Phillips
“Drop your still dews of quietness,
till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress,
and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of your peace.” – John Greenleaf Whittier
Breathing in, pray:You renew my spirit.
Breathing out, pray:You restore my soul.
O Gracious One
Holding us deep.
Making us whole.
Inviting us close.
Pouring us out.
Giving us space.
Taking us in. – Janice Maclean
“May I begin this day with quiet eyes.
May I notice the beauty waiting to be found
in the places I move
within this day.
Throughout this day,
may I remember to pause
and behold what is waiting, what
is wanting, to be seen. ” -Diane M. Millis, PhD
Tilden Edwards offers these words that speak of seeing and gazing and the distinction between them: “Seeing, he said, is reaching out with your sight and taking hold of what you see, making it yours… Gazing is opening your mind, your soul . . . allowing the thing gazed upon to come into you and take hold of your sight, transforming your understanding of the world with its mystery.