Friday, February 29, 2008

The Human Condition

"Life is Difficult.

This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult—once we truly understand and accept it—then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.

Most do not fully see this truth that life is difficult. Instead they moan more or less incessantly, noisily or subtly, about the enormity of their problems, their burdens, and their difficulties as if life were generally easy, as if life should be easy. They voice their belief, noisily or subtly, that their difficulties represent a unique kind of affliction that should not be and that has somehow been especially visted upon them, or else upon their families, their tribe, their class, their nation, their race or even their species, and not upon others. I know about this moaning because I have done my share."
M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled

Thursday, February 28, 2008

It's Been 6 Months

yes, it's been 6 months since i posted anything on this site.......good grief.....i just read the few previous posts and realized i'm not that person anymore. actually i'm not the same person i was when i started this sentence! we are always in the process of change, arent' we?

since that last post i've started the discernment process at St. Paul's in Port Townsend, and i've joined the of the other things i do every day is send out quotes and prayers and i've decided to start putting them on's is the Lord's Prayer from the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer. Gene Holly used it at yesterday morning's Healing service with's lovely:

Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all, Loving God, in whom is heaven:
The hallowing of your name echoes through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope
and come on earth.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power, that is love, now and forever. Amen.