Eric Elnes in his book Gifts of the Dark Wood points out that when we are feeling lost in our lives and feel separated from God, the problem may be that we aren't listening. This predicament is exaggerated in the following clip from the film Bruce Almighty:
What signs might we be ignoring in our lives?… MORE >>
Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same… MORE >>
I resonate with this quote from author and activist Parker Palmer. How about you?
"One sign that I am violating my own nature in the name of nobility is a condition called burnout. Though usually regarded as the result of trying to give too much, burnout in my experience results from trying to give what I do not possess--the ultimate in giving too little! Burnout is a… MORE >>