Browsing All posts tagged under »certainty«

The Questions We Ask and those We Refuse to Ask

April 21, 2018


“There are two things that determine (who we are and) who we will be: the questions we ask and the questions we refuse to ask.” (Sam Keen) What resonates so deeply with me is that 1) who I am is closely tied to the questions that matter to me, the questions that I have the […]

community and comfort, conformity and certainty

March 19, 2017


“The lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral.” – Kahlil Gibran “A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” – William James With all of the faults and misgivings of facebook and other social media, it is still possible […]

Embracing Mystery and Paradox

June 6, 2013


The thing that you pursue the most, eludes you… The thing that you fear the most, finds you… The thing that you turn away from, ends up staring you in the face… . The thing that you clench most tighty…ends up as dust in the palm… ashes to the wind… . The thing that you […]

the cocoon

April 20, 2013


I am finding more and more that life is all about remembering what we already know. Each year we live, layer after layer of conditioning creates a sort of cocoon where we see only what we are taught to see, hear only what we are listening for; where we insulate and isolate ourselves from discomfort, […]

if I already know . . .

March 18, 2012


After our meeting for worship (which is always in silence) today we had a program on conflict resolution. Actually, as Quakers, every gathering is a meeting for worship. Each week the worship is silent but not so much meditation but rather it is listening to the silence and waiting on the Spirit. In a meeting for worship, someone may speak out what has been put on […]