November

 

This November day, I wish all who visit here a moment of peace.

May you take a breath from all your thoughts, look up, even if a ceiling greets you, and imagine the canopy of your world filled with light.  A thousand stars twinkling in your mind’s eye!

I wish you a breath of cool air,  if your day is full of turmoil, and a moment of heart ease if your suffering is great today.

To all in difficult situations, I wish the resilience to pass through with compassion for yourself and those who may be causing them, and forgiveness for the anger which can rise so easily on both sides.

I leave you with some beautiful words:

‘You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognise the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.’

Thomas Merton