August 23 – John O’Donohue

The world is not decided by action alone. It is decided by consciousness and spirit; they are the secret source of all action and behavior. The spirit of a time is an incredibly subtle, yet hugely powerful force. And it is comprised of the mentality and spirit of all individuals together.

August 22 – Kent Nerburn

“. . . ours is a . . . life, lived on the run, with an endless sense of . . . chasing the future. We seldom pause to shine a light upon the ordinary moments, to hallow them with our own attentiveness, to honor them with gentle caring. They pass unnoticed, lost in the ongoing rush of time.

Yet it is just such a hallowing that our lives require. We need to find ways to lift the moments of our daily lives – to celebrate and consecrate the ordinary, to allow the light of spiritual awareness to illuminate our days.

For though we may not live holy lives, we live in a world alive with holy moments. We need only take the time to bring these moments into the light.”

– Kent Nerburn