間 – ma (space between)

I have spent a great deal of time thinking about the ways in which difference is held together in Japan, and the Japanese understanding of beauty and stillness. I have been struck by the number of people from other lands who have made Japan their home for so many years, as well as reflecting on... Continue Reading →

Seeing rather than looking…

This week I had the great pleasure of a quiet day to contemplate the last month of ministry and refocus for the month ahead. I read an excellent book called Spirituality and Photography. I was struck by two things.  Firstly that we are to be catchers of the light - to bring attention to the... Continue Reading →

Slowly blooms the rose within

#652 There in the garden of the soul rests a rose bush, with a rose about to bloom. The rose represents the self, with an aspiration to be beautiful and bright in the eyes of the divine gardener. The gardener tends and nurtures the little rose, softly speaking words of encouragement...does it hear, will it continue... Continue Reading →

The soul

#429 I've been reading about #saintteresaofavila on #mysticaltheology this week. In seeking to put into words the experience of the #soul which has met its Creator, she compares it to a #butterfly: "Oh, to see the restlessness of this charming little butterfly, although never in its life has it been more tranquil and at peace!... Continue Reading →

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