"The World I Live In" by Mary Oliver

I have refused to live
locked in the orderly house of
reasons and proofs;
The world I live in and believe in
is wider than that. And anyway,
what’s wrong with Maybe?

You wouldn’t believe what once or
twice I have seen. I’ll just
tell you this:
only if there are angels in your head will you
ever, possibly, see one.

"It’s painful when God is leading you to a place, where other people who have been important on your journey cannot follow. Don’t judge them, nor judge where you’ve been. God was “back there” too, & still is. Don’t let your heart be arrogant. But also...don’t stop walking" Jonathan Martin

"Even so, it was originally, and remains, a prayer for the poor—a prayer, that is, for the poor alone to pray. Down the centuries, wealthy Christians have prayed it as well, of course, or at least have prayed a rough simulacrum of it. God bless them for their faithfulness. But, to be honest, it was never meant for them. Quite—one has to be honest here—the opposite."


"However, I do think that every time a family sits down together to the table in their home, there are a few unseen creatures who care enough to pause and to either laugh or cry over every word that is said."


What Then of You?

"We think of things as this or that, as better or worse, as good or bad, but in God everything is what it is and lives in the perfection of its being, which is to say that the little fly as it exists in God is nobler than the highest angel is in itself. What then of me? What then of you?"

"Meister Eckhart's Book of the Heart: Meditations for the Restless Soul"
by Jon M. Sweeney, Mark S. Burrows


"I often think it is my work to find You, and in the tangle of my life I stumble into brambles of doubt and pits of uncertainties and wonder where You are hiding, and then I remember: You seek and I am found."

"What anxiety and hope actually have in common is a sense of what is possible. In anxiety we anticipate possible danger. In hope we anticipate possible deliverance."
Jürgen Moltmann

And behold, today I'm 45 years old. As a friend said, now you're closer to 60 than to 30. Well, that's life I guess. Feeling mostly grateful!

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

"We should give ourselves up to God whenever he allows anything to befall us, whether insult tribulation or any other kind of suffering, accepting it with joy and gratitude allowing God to guide us all the more rather than seeking these things out ourselves."
Meister Eckhart

We passed 5 million views across all Write.as posts this month! 👀 3 million of those have come in the past two months alone.


mastodon.social was my starting place in the world of instances, and for that I'm thankful. I will settle down in a less crowded place, so please follow me here if you want to: @elsander
But I'll keep this account open for now.

I know it's not that funny but I just can't stop laughing. When the bear 🐻 attacks!

'I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone – as it seems to me – is in danger.'
- Andrei Tarkovsky

May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,
To risk being disturbed and changed.

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer,
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.

John O’Donohue

"May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within."
John O’Donohue

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