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.

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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One of the Great Gifts

One of the great gifts of Life, is that we get to fall in love over and over. It’s like the parable we often refer to as “The Prodigal Son.” We may wander far from home, but we get to return again. Not only that, we get to experience returning home again. We get to

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A Change in the Light

I was sitting in my favorite chair today not thinking about anything in particular when I noticed  that a patch of sunlight was in the wrong place! In the mornings over the summer the sun reaches beyond the tiles and onto the carpet. Today, it barely warmed the tiles. Ah, a change in the light.

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