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St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Saint Teresa in Ecstasy (1647-1652)

St Teresa of Avila was born in Spain on this day, March 28, five hundred years ago. She was a Catholic reformer, Carmelite nun, author, and one of the greatest mystics who ever lived. 449 more words

Devotionals

Naughty Communication

Arbitrary expressions of affection (or any emotion for that matter) come closer to displaying the true purpose of communication than say the form I am now engaged in. 70 more words

Society

A Walk Into The Woods

 

On the petals

And the peals

Of laughter

Towards the forest

 

On the rafts

Of disbelief

Rowed by derision

Deeper still

 

A ramshackle hut

With cosmic ceilings… 30 more words

Dharma

Quote on Love

Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor:
hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.
– Hafiz

Spirituality

A Literary Video of "The", "Expected", "One" Trilogy: The Curious Minions

Dear Reader, this is a Literary Video that features an excerpt from a trilogy I have authored but have yet to be published. There will be two more video’s to follow this one, as I have composed a Literary Video for each book; the other 2 will be posted in due time. 86 more words

Love

Marty Glickman - A Regretted Decision

When you regret something that happened many years ago, the understanding of why there is regret allows for the release of energy that’s creating the burden and holding it in place. 654 more words

Peace

Michael Cupo reblogged this on It's Monday Only in Your Mind and commented:

This is a repost and it is one of my favorite articles.

Making Sense of the Chaos

People who come to religion desiring an end of suffering or the turmoil of real life do so in vain. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth,” said the Nazarene, “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Through the ages the lives of the saints have borne witness to this truth, but even at the heart of faith – Buddhism as well as Christianity or any other religious tradition – there is no peace or rest. 385 more words

Christianity