begging for peace

Sickness. Disappointment. Heartache. Frustration.

My week has been full of all of it and more.  I go to a few places when my heart feels heavy.  I go to the Spirit my soul calls Friend and Comforter.  I go to the mystics that have gone before me.  I go to my camera that always helps me find light… even in the darkness.

God alone is enough

Let nothing upset you,
let nothing startle you.
All things pass;
God does not change.
Patience wins
all it seeks.
Whoever has God
lacks nothing:
God alone is enough.

-St Teresa Avila

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Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.

~Thomas Merton

A Love Poem from St. Augustine

Late have I loved you,
Beauty so old and so new:
Late have I loved you.

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And see, you were within
And I was within the external world
And sought you there,
And in my unlovely state
I plunged into those lovely created things
which you made
The lovely things kept me far from you
Though if they did not have their existence in you
They had no existence at all.

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You called and cried out loud
And shattered my deafness
You were radiant and resplendent,
You put to flight my blindness.
You were fragrant,
And I drew in my breath and now pant after you.
I tasted you,
And I feel but hunger and thirst for you.
You touched me,
And I am set on fire to attain the peace which is yours.

May the peace of the Spirit be with you today.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. sam says:

    such peace. in the shots and the words. xx

    1. Staci Lee says:

      Thank you. You know I had to include Merton. xx

  2. Friend the words are so heartfelt. I’m taken by these gorgeous and peaceful images. I hope soon you will be filled with a lightness and peace you deserve

    1. Staci Lee says:

      Thank you. I hope they bring you peace as you rest and recover. xx

  3. Thank you!

    Good words for this snotty, hacking and impatiently waiting to be healed woman!

    Sent from my iPhone

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    1. Staci Lee says:

      Thank you for coming by. I hope you feel better soon. xx

  4. thank you for this today… powerful. xx ~michele

    1. Staci Lee says:

      Thank you. It has helped me this week.

  5. MarySmyth says:

    Some very beautiful & powerful quotes. A fellow Merton admirer.

    1. Staci Lee says:

      He is my favorite. Thank you so much for coming by and your kind words.

  6. I love that you used the color purple to represent your feelings…your story is heartfelt and this shall weave it’s way into your soul and give you strength. Lovely set, Staci.

  7. dianafoster926 says:

    Beautiful blog. Visiting from Kim Klassen’s Be Still – One Year Wiser class.

    1. Staci Lee says:

      Thank you. xx

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