26
Mar
20

3.26.20 … ““The descending way is a way that is concealed in each person’s heart. But because it is so seldom walked on, it’s often overgrown with weeds. Slowly but surely we have to clear the weeds, open the way, and set out on it unafraid.”

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2020 Lenten Labyrinth Walks (31/40), 2020 Lenten Lists, Sardis Baptist Church – Charlotte NC:

I didn’t walk yesterday which was the last day that I could walk without feeling guilty. I’m gonna look at the stay at home order, but this is definitely a wellness activity for me, and it’s definitely includes social distancing since I am almost always completely by myself…

I headed out early, 7:30 AM, and it was cold, 48°.

Wow, the stay at home emergency alert just went off as I walked. It’s a strange and scary world.

But today, I’m gonna do this walk and if I have to walk to them going forward, then I will …

Sardis Baptist is the closest one, about 2 miles away. I do plan to find my finger Labyrinths as well.

Still, I hope I can find a way to come every day and find some peace.

Labyrinths are blessings to me and definitely part of my wellness plan.

Other thoughts for today …

“The descending way is a way that is concealed in each person’s heart. But because it is so seldom walked on, it’s often overgrown with weeds. Slowly but surely we have to clear the weeds, open the way, and set out on it unafraid.”

Source: Henri Nouwen Society | The Descending Way of Jesus – Henri Nouwen Society, https://henrinouwen.org/meditation/the-descending-way-of-jesus/

“There is a twilight zone in our own hearts that we ourselves cannot see. Even when we know quite a lot about ourselves – our gifts and weaknesses, our ambitions and aspirations, our motives and drives – large parts of ourselves remain in the shadow of consciousness.

This is a very good thing. We always will remain partially hidden to ourselves. Other people, especially those who love us, can often see our twilight zones better than we ourselves can. The way we are seen and understood by others is different from the way we see and understand ourselves. We will never fully know the significance of our presence in the lives of our friends. That’s a grace, a grace that calls us not only to humility but also to a deep trust in those who love us. It is in the twilight zones of our hearts where true friendships are born. “

Source: Henri Nouwen Society | Friendship in the Twilight Zones of Our Heart – Henri Nouwen Society, http://henrinouwen.org/meditation/friendship-twilight-zones-heart/

3.26.20


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