This quote by Osho is an interesting thought to ponder on a quiet Sunday afternoon. I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
There is a power in simplicity. Living more simply not only honors our home, it demonstrates that we care for others and know the necessity and the joy of sharing the world’s finite resources. At its heart, living more simply is deeply spiritual.
I have posted this quote in the distant past, but sometimes we all just need a little reminder. God created our world perfectly. That means there is truly enough for all. The secret is sharing instead of hoarding…and yes, it really is that simple.
Thomas Merton, one of my favorite theologians and writers, was a contemplative after my own heart.
Almost 40 years ago, while on an Holy Week retreat at the Holy Cross Abby near Berryville, Virginia, I wrote
DANCE OF THE CEDARS
Outside my guesthouse window
the four small cedars
stand in a row,
guarding the wall
that guards the propane tank.
This morning, just for me,
they shared their freedom
and their joy
as I watched them dance
to the song in the wind.
In that dance
was a celebration of life
just as it was promised,
full and free and without a care,
just the way it was meant to be.