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Two Wolves

Meditation:  What We Nurture.

We become what we nurture.  Recently I had breakfast with Mozella, a dear friend who’s 93 years old.  Mozella is gentle, kind, generous, and vibrant.  She walks regularly, speaks kindly, laughs often, and reminds me of the richness and beauty of life.  Mozella misses so many dear friends that have died.  Mozella is thankful for dear friends, family and new people in her life.  Mozella is a testament to how to live life well.  From the memories Mozella has shared – and my experience of her for over 12 years of friendship – it’s clear she’s nurtured beauty in thought, word and deed.  We become what we nurture. Nurture joy.  Nurture forgiveness.  Nurture loving-kindness.  Enjoy the journey.

anthony glenn miller

sun

All living things are formed by being,  
and shaped by their environment,  
growing if nourished well by virtue;  
the being from non-being. 

Chapter 51 – Tao Te Ching

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The Parable of the Sower Explained

“Hear then the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

Matthew 13: 18-23

 

Salve Regina

Meditation – Daily Offer Nurturing Love.

Salve Regina, translated from the Latin, means Hail Holy Queen.  It’s a hymn offered in thanksgiving for the loving-kindness of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Today in many parts of the world, mothers are expected to work inside as well as outside the home.  This is not new in history.  What has changed is the increased demands from the way we currently use digital technology and the faster pace of life.  This affects us all.  For mothers, this increased pace of life can lead to a greater disconnect between parent and child.  Plus, many mothers are living without the aid of extended family and the village culture of times past that supported the process of nurturing the young.  Both males and females can offer nurturing love.  How can you support a parent in nurturing the young?  We find what we seek.  The young are not the only ones in need of nurturing love. Seek avenues to nurture both young and old.  The joy is in the giving.  Enjoy the journey.

anthony glenn miller

sun

The person who is truly wise and kind  
leaves nothing to be done,  
but the one who only acts  
according to the nation’s law  
leaves many things undone. 

Chapter 38 – Tao Te Ching

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Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
℣ Pray for us O holy Mother of God,
℟ that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Salve Regina

 

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