The reality of all life is, as it were, an unceasing dance on all levels of being, material, instinctual, psychic, and spiritual, in which every motion of the tiniest part, weaving patterns of exchange and transformation, affects the whole.

~ Helen M. Luke

Mystery of Things

So, when after having made every effort to understand, we are ready to take upon ourselves the mystery of things, then the most trivial of happenings is touched by wonder, and there may come to us, by grace, a moment of unclouded vision.

~ Helen M. Luke

The Human Heart

The human heart is the home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with out whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinions?

~ Terry Tempest Williams

That Bigger Story

Your story does not stand alone.
it is interwoven
with the stories of countless others,
affected by and affecting
the lives of persons you love
and persons you do not even know.
It is, furthermore, a page
in the book of the entire universe.
Name it as such
and dare to claim as your own,
that bigger story.

© 2018 Dennis Ference