The Sacred World


The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.
–Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, ed., Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth (The Golden Sufi Center: 2013), 1.

“the God of little things”

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Neither a fall from a horse
nor an encounter with an angel is required:
sometimes, all that is needed is a misstep on the street
in order to find “the God of little things.”

~ Raimon Panikkar
Pic © 2015 Lily Brock

“just live”


Before undertaking any project, assuming any stance, fulfilling any purpose, we are called upon to abide ourselves, to do what we do, to “just live,” and in simple presence to life learn to expect nothing out of anything and everything out of nothing. ~James Finley