Posted by: abbiewatters | January 5, 2016

Quest for Mindfulness – 5

Paradise is home.
Home as it was
Or home as it should have been.

Paradise is one’s own place,
One’s own people,
One’s own world,
Knowing and known,
Perhaps even
Loving and loved.

Yet every child
Is cast from paradise-
Into growth and new community,
Into vast, ongoing
Change.

Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)

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Love has created me like itself, and nothing I or anyone else can do will ever separate me from the love of God in Jesus Christ, that is the beginning of peace and kindness. It is the only place I can rest. It is the knowledge that I have been created good, that I am enough, I have enough, and in this I find my center, I am grounded and able to be present in a loving and kind way…I was created to love, but my love will be incomplete until I rest deeply in God, and with great humility and surrender, accept that I am wholly loved. – Cyndi Wunder

I’m using the writings and encouragement of many people – including the daily common lectionary, this website, and this app, in my Quest for Mindfulness.

 

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