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Friday, April 29, 2011

Honey, I Love You

As soon as you apply yourself to contemplation, you will at once feel your senses gather themselves together: they seem like bees which return to the hive and there shut themselves up to work at the making of honey. 
  – Saint Teresa of Avila

The Forsythia's delicate blooms and brittle branches reach out cheerfully to me in the distance in spite of the still-cold nights; they are the earliest to show their colors on our property while other plants are barely budding and grass is sparse.

Drinking Honeybush teasan, its subtle flavor teasing me, I savor the sunshine and the songs of the birds.

As in the quote, full attention brings the sweetness of nourishing soul-honey.


  1. I was intrigued by your title. Yes, contemplation does bring me to the sweetness within which then makes the world a brighter place.

  2. Nice title choice. I did passage meditation for many years, which is a form of the kind of contemplative prayer that St. Teresa did.

  3. I always enjoy when a word is used in so many contexts, don't you? And the "sweetness within" is the best honey ever!

    What passages were your favorites for passage meditation, Colleen? I've discovered that I enjoy both reading other people's passages as well as writing my own. Eknath Easwaran was my introduction to Passage Meditation.

  4. Oh, I love those kind of moments of simple pleasures, when we feel so connected to the natural wonders that surround us...
    Thank you so much for your very kind words on my latest post, they mean a great deal.

  5. Glad you stopped by, Zuzana... Blessings!


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