March 19, 2009

Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you

You think this is just another day in your life.
It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you today.
It’s given to you. It’s a gift.

Yet another amazing video (thanks: Emmanuelle). The voice is that of Br. David Steindl Rast, a Benedictine monk who has been regarded as Thomas Merton’s successor in the Christian contemplative tradition, and whose books have been translated into many languages (his most recent book is The Music of Silence: A Sacred Journey through the Hours of the Day).

For decades, Brother David divided his time between periods of hermit’s life and extensive lecture tours on five continents. At present, he serves a worldwide Network for Grateful Living—dedicated to providing education and support for the practice of grateful living as a global ethic— through http://www.gratefulness.org/index.htm.

Here is a transcript of the narrative in the video.




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1 comment:

  1. It also takes humility and self reconciliation to be able to see and fully appreciate the beauty of this truth, the gift of a new day. In Susanna Tamaro's 'Verso Casa' she cites the words of Friar Roger- 'He who is reconciled with himself knows that truth is not a colour but light...'

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