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Peace out…

…won’t be possible without allowing some peace in.

So we must choose how we will see and posture ourselves today.

For how we see is how we will be.

Yes, the eye is indeed the lamp of the body.

Every Sunday we hold a picture that was first stroked with the paint from Monday’s eyes.

Are you open or are you closed today?

This will affect your painting today and tomorrow.

For if we are closed, we will paint with the stumbling colors of cynicism, critique, and separation.

But if we are open, we will paint with the flowing colors of possibility, hope, and healing.

I’ve never seen the word pain hidden in the word paint until today.

Transform > Transmit

 

 

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Podcast 63: A Conversation with Sister Joan Chittister

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Sister Joan Chittister has beautifully become a conduit for the message of faith, hope, and love for over sixty years. Following the heritage and the order of Saint Benedict, Sister Joan has become one of today’s leading spiritual voices, bringing her energy and fiery spirit to everything she does. It’s through this voice that builds bridges across all religions that Sister Joan joins us at Let The Music Play Podcast as we discuss discovering the presence of the Divine under our very feet and how we can honor and celebrate the humanity of everyone whose path we intersect.

You can stream and download this episode and all other episodes of Let The Music Play Podcast in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.

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A Beginner’s Mind

Remember when you first came to know and experience something, some place, or someone new?

It was all about learning their borders, nuances, and idiosyncrasies.

Learning was enough.

And while your questions here may have led you to some answers, you were always led to another series of questions to open you up into the unique and vast beauty of this person, place, or thing.

Together you became something. Something that had never been before prior to this relationship of experience, awareness, and connection.

The end was never “in mind”.

The thrill was at hand and in the now.

Oh how we need our cup to overflow with never-ending beginnings.

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Pre-Order The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz

Friends!

On September 5 The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz will be available for purchase. You can pre-order this now at Amazon by clicking the image of the book below.

I cannot say enough good things about what you will learn from both the enneagram itself and the insight that Chris brings to it.

For more information on The Sacred Enneagram and workshops Chris will be hosting this fall, go to https://gravitycenter.com/sacredenneagram/.

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A few words about few words

If you don’t know a lot about something, it’s probably easy to say a lot of words about it.

It’s funny how our self proclaimed expert minds are sometimes externally louder than what our humble hands have internally graced and experienced.

On the other hand, if you truly know the ins and outs and beauty of something, you hardly know what to say…And when you do, your heart breaks as you try to paint its form and give a description.

What is the silence that shines out of your broken heart?

What do you know by name, by essence, by soul, by heart?

Tell us a little about that.

Your little insight here is going to take us a long way.

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