Snow Storm Blessings

Hello Marylhurst Community,

The snow softly falls around us, whispering, mocking, teasing, mandating that we all stay still and listen to nature’s song, a lullaby sung by Mother Earth.

We can venture out as our did our skilled ancestors, who slowly, carefully -minding each step- challenged the slip and slid of December.

How do we silence the voice of culture that screams unrelentingly that time is of essence, there is work to be done? Our kind administrators have asked us to relax. Can we? Should we? Will we?

Should we climb into the antiquated vehicle and skid- hopefully safely so – in attempt to accomplish business as usual, even though the wise ones have retired to their abodes. They enjoy the evening sipping tea, warming soup, grading papers, calculating grades that are due tonight!

Well, we have computers! Thank you, God for all those geniuses you created, who in turn created this tool that permits us to cast our thoughts as if by the power of bi-location.

Tonight, Wisdom sings a haunting song of timeless gift. I intend to listen to voices of the grand children. My Stella and Jack know. They know it’s time to play.

We are gently reminded to slow down, to take time, to be kind to self and other.
Isn’t it delightful. We have no choice. We need to stay home, stay off the roads and live another season to work.

This beautiful photo of our BP Johns Administration building looks like the work our own VP Michael Lammers. Thank you Michael for this beautiful meditation.

Snow storm blessings,

One comment
  1. Merry Christmas to everyone. What a joyous time of year. I try to keep this warm, compassionate and giving attitude year round. Still, the Christmas Season feels special. I just love quotes, and when I find one that I would like to develop into my lifestyle and daily thinking, I put it in a special place to reference when inspired to do so. Below are just a few of my special quotes. I pray that you too can find value and comfort in them.
    Merry Christmas ** Roseline Dunn
    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, and talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others.”
    “Be mindful that happiness isn’t based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people we love and respect.”
    “Integrity is not what you appear to be when all eyes are on you. It’s who you are when no one is looking.”
    “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here…. we might as well dance.”
    “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
    “Enthusiasm is contagious. Be a carrier!”
    Reach for the Sky!
    “Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’”
    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
    “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
    Sometimes the Savoir calms the storm, and sometimes He calms our heart while the storm still rages!

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