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Words on my heart and mind during these difficult days of grieving in our Carroll community. Peace.

Words on my heart and mind during these difficult days of grieving in our Carroll community. Peace.

Good song for a heavy day.

creativemornings:

"It’s easy to feel bitterness and lead with your pain, but then that’s how people see you. My pain and my brokenness are a part of my story, but they don’t define me anymore."
— Ruthie Lindsey. Watch the talk.

creativemornings:

"It’s easy to feel bitterness and lead with your pain, but then that’s how people see you. My pain and my brokenness are a part of my story, but they don’t define me anymore."

— Ruthie Lindsey. Watch the talk.

Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness.
Rollo May, The Courage to Create

A tune for your Monday from @BenHarper (Better Way). Remember people, “What good is a cynic, with no better plan?” #Motivation

Beautiful night for a great #CarrollCollege tradition, Mass of the Holy Spirit! #move #Blessed

Beautiful night for a great #CarrollCollege tradition, Mass of the Holy Spirit! #move #Blessed

Is there any question of what good silence can do for the soul? #Montana

Is there any question of what good silence can do for the soul? #Montana

During times of suffering, no matter how many times we are told that a resurrection is coming, it is tough to believe that we will emerge from the darkness, that we will eventually find that tomb empty and hear our equivalent of “He is no longer here!” How hard it can be to believe that eventually we will find a new moment when hope and joy look different, yet again.

And so, instead of wondering why, we simply persevere, we try to find that joy, to let it transform us and to simply love our way through it all. Because even in our worst moments, this is what God does for us. God loves us back from the edge. God looks at us and says, “You are so beautiful, I love you so much. You are so beautiful. I love you. I love you. You are beautiful.” Even though God knows we cannot fully comprehend.­

A Complicated Grief by Kerry Weber for America Magazine is probably the best article/post length piece on suffering and grief that I have ever read.
How wonderful it is to be silent with someone.
Kurt Tucholsky (via shantiwinds)
Happy September 10th everyone! #Montana

Happy September 10th everyone! #Montana

exulansis

dictionaryofobscuresorrows:

n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness—which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land.

If you think TV On The Radio’s new track is swell, then we can probably be friends.

Seats at the #NDvsUM game last night were adequate. #GoIrish #WeAreND #NotreDame #nofilter

Seats at the #NDvsUM game last night were adequate. #GoIrish #WeAreND #NotreDame #nofilter

You know a guy is a good friend when he arranges for tickets for your first ever Notre Dame home football game, picks you up at the airport, AND sends you a book on systems thinking that begins with a quote from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance a day in advance for in flight reading. Tim Sullivan, you are the man.

You know a guy is a good friend when he arranges for tickets for your first ever Notre Dame home football game, picks you up at the airport, AND sends you a book on systems thinking that begins with a quote from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance a day in advance for in flight reading. Tim Sullivan, you are the man.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Rumi