Artists for Grenfell – Bridge Over Troubled Water (Official Video)

When you’re weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes, I’ll dry them all (all)
I’m on your side, oh, when times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you (ooo)
I’ll take your part, oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on silver girl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
Oh, if you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

Faith is, above all, open-ness—an act of trust in the unknown..

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Many Organised Religions are divisive and quarrelsome. They are a form of one-upmanship because they depend upon separating the “saved” from the “damned,” the true believers from the heretics, the in-group from the out-group. Even religious liberals play the game of “we’re-more-tolerant-than-you.” Continue reading

The basic rule is that we focus on what we have repressed…

Image result for stressThe real source of “stress” is actually internal; it is not external, as people would like to believe. The readiness to react with fear, for instance, depends on how much fear is already present within to be triggered by a stimulus. The more fear we have on the inside, the more our perception of the world is changed to a fearful, guarded expectancy. To the fearful person, this world is a terrifying place. Continue reading

Book Recommendation : Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus

A Lifetime Favorite
“My parents have had “Hope for the Flowers” on their bookshelf for as long as I can remember, and I have always loved reading it (and having it read to me). I found my own copy a few years ago at a garage sale and treasure it. I read it to my son (now seven) a few times a year. We read a chapter each night before bed and both love the story and the pictures. Although I don’t think my son catches the greater meaning, I love knowing that as he grows he will come to love the book not only because of the pictures and the miracle of the catepillars’ transformation into a butterfly, but also because of the feeling of peace and hope it brings to the life of the reader”
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Simple but life changing.
“What a fantastically simple book with a life changing message! It really makes you think and I’m certainly not going to be one of those crawlers trying to get to the top of the tower trampling on everyone to get to the top only to find…(can’t say what as it it would ruin the impact of the story). If you have ever thought “why am I doing this day after day?” or feel there’s more to life you should read this book. Its very easy to read, illustrated throughout and very thought provoking- can’t recommend it more.”

 

 

“Drop the Rock!”

Our fear of change, our fear of stepping into new realities, is so deep that we desperately cling to the world we know. We often mistake familiarity for safety. The perceived comfort we derive from what is familiar keeps us living in the illusion of our stories. But the question we should ponder is, Are we really safe inside our stories? Instead of risking change, we hold on for dear life and resist the uncertainty of the unknown.drop the rock mantra Continue reading