tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Lifespring 2014-10-27T19:27:49Z tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/761111 2014-10-27T19:09:42Z 2014-10-27T19:27:49Z Contemplative Photography: Auggie's Photo Album Here's a clip from the movie "Smoke". Paul  (William Hurt) looks through Auggie’s photo albums, or as Auggie calls it “his life’s work.” The photos consist of the same street corner, at the same time, everyday for years. Paul doesn't get it ("they all look the same") until Auggie counsels him to slow down and appreciate the uniqueness of each image.

tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/588484 2013-07-13T10:37:23Z 2013-10-08T17:27:16Z Solitude

"The person who dares to be alone can come to see that the 'emptiness' and 'uselessness' which the collective mind fears and condemns are necessary conditions for the encounter with truth. It is in the desert of loneliness and emptiness that the fear of death and the need for self-affirmation are seen to be illusory." - Thomas Merton, "Raids on the Unspeakable"

tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/587067 2013-07-04T13:46:51Z 2013-10-08T17:26:59Z Leaving the Office

tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/581665 2013-05-29T06:58:23Z 2013-10-08T17:25:55Z Mothers and Children

Physical exercise isn't all physical. A case in point was when on a recent bike ride I observed moms and their children in relationship at two ends of the lifespan. The first was on a woodland trail where two helmeted moms were biking with a young boy and girl, also helmeted. As I passed them on the narrow trail, going in the opposite direction, I heard one mom exclaim to the young girl ahead of her, "nice going, way to go!" after the girl had apparently negotiated a difficult aspect of the trail. Later, I cut through a cemetery, where, there was a man and his mom placing flowers at a grave. In passing close by, and feeling a little self-conscious as if I was the interloper, I said, "good morning" to mom which she acknowledged and inwardly I acknowledged all the souls there who lay at peace, apparently in relationship still.

tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/576735 2013-05-01T09:26:52Z 2013-10-08T17:24:54Z A Master

"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both." - François-René de Chateaubriand

tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/223660 2013-03-24T12:02:12Z 2013-10-08T16:08:44Z One

tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54407 2013-02-17T13:48:00Z 2013-10-08T15:33:17Z "Feasting"

Love after Love

The time will come 
when, with elation 
you will greet yourself arriving 
at your own door, in your own mirror 
and each will smile at the other's welcome, 

and say, sit here. Eat. 
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart 
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you 

all your life, whom you ignored 
for another, who knows you by heart. 
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, 

the photographs, the desperate notes, 
peel your own image from the mirror. 
Sit. Feast on your life. 

 ~ Derek Walcott ~

tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54417 2012-07-18T07:38:36Z 2013-10-08T15:33:17Z Sunrise - never out of fashion ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54419 2012-07-12T07:44:51Z 2013-10-08T15:33:17Z Slow Set ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54425 2012-07-03T07:30:00Z 2013-10-08T15:33:18Z Sun Slant ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54436 2012-07-03T00:56:00Z 2013-10-08T15:33:18Z Sunset

tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54441 2012-06-28T07:32:06Z 2013-10-08T15:33:18Z Apotheosis of Instrumentality ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54448 2012-06-27T08:26:00Z 2013-10-08T15:33:18Z Floating By ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54453 2012-06-06T06:50:33Z 2013-10-08T15:33:18Z Home at 8,000 Feet ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54459 2012-05-17T23:26:25Z 2013-10-08T15:33:18Z Photowalk II at Work

tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54486 2012-05-16T09:10:00Z 2013-10-08T15:33:18Z Morning Moon Beams ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54496 2012-05-12T10:36:00Z 2013-10-08T15:33:18Z Happy Mothers Day Mom - always lovin you ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54505 2012-04-30T14:22:00Z 2013-10-08T15:33:19Z Contemplative Studies Symposia - Denver

tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54519 2012-04-25T08:31:01Z 2013-10-08T15:33:19Z Barely Light ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54532 2012-04-20T07:56:33Z 2013-10-08T15:33:19Z Tabula rasa ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54547 2012-04-19T09:24:29Z 2013-10-08T15:33:19Z Sun Coming ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54557 2012-04-18T08:40:32Z 2013-10-08T15:33:19Z Unitarian ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54568 2012-04-17T08:21:30Z 2013-10-08T15:33:19Z Spring Sun ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54578 2012-04-16T08:55:55Z 2013-10-08T15:33:19Z Riding High ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54602 2012-04-15T09:54:45Z 2013-10-08T15:33:20Z Walk ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54615 2012-04-14T23:09:50Z 2013-10-08T15:33:20Z Peoni White ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54406 2012-04-14T23:00:51Z 2013-10-08T15:33:17Z Center ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54413 2012-04-14T22:58:27Z 2013-10-08T15:33:17Z "Contemplatives and Mystics as Prophets and Visionaries" ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54415 2012-04-10T09:02:00Z 2013-10-08T15:33:17Z Splash of color ]]> tag:lifespring.posthaven.com,2013:Post/54416 2012-04-09T00:28:31Z 2013-10-08T15:33:17Z Saturday A.M. Easter Eve Centering Retreat in Bethesda