Sunday, December 29, 2019

Thought for the Day

. . . Hope is a muscle. It's a choice. It's a vigorous choice,
to see what is wrong and what needs healing and needs
repair and needs our attention and also to keep our hearts
and our imaginations and our energy oriented towards
what we want to build, what we want to create, what
we're walking towards. . . .
~ Krista Tippett


Krista Tippett, Founder and CEO, The On Being Project; Host, On Being and Becoming Wise; Author of Becoming Wise, Einstein's God, and Speaking of Faith

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Thought for the Day

. . . we don't have to understand everything about each other
in order to be present with one another. I think that we have 
mistaken empathy as walking in someone else's shoes. Let
us be clear, you can't. But what we can do
 is witness, and accompany.
~ Lennon Flowers

Quoted from "Jennifer Bailey and Lennon Flowers: An Invitation to Brave Space", Krista Tippett Interview at On Being (Civil Conversations Project), October 17, 2019

Lennon Flowers, Co-Founder, The People's Supper; Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Dinner Party and TDP Labs

Thursday, December 19, 2019

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

Patrick Seruwu, The Controversial Truth 2, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
120cm x 100cm
Copyright © 2019 Patrick Seruwu


It is a privilege to present in my new Artist Watch feature at Escape Into Life the work of emerging artist Patrick Seruwu, originally from Kampala, Uganda, and currently residing and working in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A self-taught artist, Patrick has been drawing with charcoal and painting with acrylics for a mere two years. Inspired by ancient Greek and Roman figures and in celebration and honor of his mother, he aims to portray both the truth and the strength of women at various moments in their daily lives.

Today's Artist Watch column showcases eight of Patrick's paintings and includes his Artist Statement, a brief biography, and links to his social media sites. Well-received by the global art community in Johannesburg, Patrick is preparing for his first solo exhibition in February 2020.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Thought for the Day

. . . We are quick to draw lines where our awareness stops. . .
But there are truths that lie beneath our consciousness. . . .
~ Kent Nerburn


Quoted from Kent Nerburn, "Senses Unfamiliar," Adapted from Kent Nerburn, Voices in the Stones: Life Lessons from the Native Way (New World Library, 2016) for "Ways of Knowing" at Center for Action and Contemplation, October 18, 2019

Kent Nerburn, Author and Essayist Specializing in Native American and American Culture and Spirituality

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Thought for the Day

Part of being human is that we remember and forget,
remember and forget. The work is to remember more
often that we forget.
~ Kristi Nelson


Kristi Nelson, Executive Director, A Network for Grateful Living; Presenter, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Thought for the Day

. . . If we haven't been able to kiss many lepers, if we haven't
been able to tame many wolves, it's probably because we
haven't made friends with our leper and wolf within. . . .
~ Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

Quoted from Richard Rohr, "Francis and the Lepers" (Part 2), Fr. Richard's Daily Meditations (Online), Center for Action and Contemplation, October 7, 2019

Richard Rohr, Franciscan Priest, Author, Academic Dean of Living School for Action and Contemplation