sunsetTaking time to breathe deeply may give us a new perspective.  The experience of even just a few moments in quiet and beauty may take us to a place where we come face to face with deepest truths; the place where knowing and unknowing meet.

The following timeless words say so much. I invite you to take a few moments with them. What deep truths come to light for you? What speaks to you?

Here is soundtrack to accompany your meditation, inspired by the rhythm of the words: 

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.” -Matthew 5:3-12b (NRSV)

© Douglas A. Beck, 2017