Reflections Blog

Welcome to our Reflections blog where spiritual directors, members of the Journey Center community and others from around the world share their thoughts and hearts with us.


won’t you celebrate with me  By Lucille Clifton  won’t you celebrate with me what i have shaped into a kind of life? i had no model. born in babylon both nonwhite and woman what did i see to be except myself? i made it up here on this bridge between starshine and clay, my one hand

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Holy Monday: Meditations on hair

John 12:1-9 The other day I was listening to the story of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet. Maybe it was the audio version of the gospels, or maybe it was my frame of mind that day, but I suddenly realised that as she was pouring the oil of nard on Jesus, the whole house would have

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Learning to Notice – how to be with ourselves and the world

What do you find yourself noticing, paying attention to?  Do you tend to notice what’s going on outside of you or inside of you?  Where do your thoughts, your body, the actions of others, your feelings fall on the list of what grabs your attention?  Do you tend to gravitate toward the difficult or uncomplicated,

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Welcoming Space

Recently, I’ve had an unusual (as in not in the last 20 years) amount of space open up in my life. I don’t know what to do with it. Right now, I’m staring at it like a found object wondering, “what is this?” But I’ve noticed some other tendencies as well. I’d like to fill

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Draw Alongside

…Draw alongside the silence of stone Until it’s calmness can claim you.  Be excessively gentle with yourself… (excerpt from John O’Donohue’s blessing For the One Who is Exhausted) The lockdown that started in the spring of 2020 brought a variety of effects, responses, voids, and awakenings. Whenever I find myself reflecting with friends about an event

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Well Come: change is in the air

At the beginning of any season there is a huge expectation of movement in a new direction, or continued movement in the current direction or maybe even, stillness. The common idea of seasonal adjustments is that sense that there is change, there is something unexpected ahead. The start of a new year or a new

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