Friday, April 9, 2010

Disarm Yourself

We cannot change the world by a new plan,

project, or idea. We cannot even change

other people by our convictions, stories,

advice and proposals, but we can offer a

space where people are encouraged to

disarm themselves, lay aside their

occupations and preoccupations and listen

with attention and care to the voices

speaking in their own center.

- Henri Nouwen

Peace and blessings on this chilly Friday night.

xoxo Bets


  1. With three generations under my roof, I often wonder how well they LISTEN; when indeed I need to listen to MY internal voices with more sincerity and acceptance.

  2. Ding ding ding! You've got it, Gail. Thanks for sharing! xo b

  3. You quoted one of my favorite spiritual leaders. Henri Nouwen makes the Catholic church reachable. I'm sorry he's on the other side. I always wanted to meet him.