Ellen Grace O'Brian, Author at Contemplative Journal

Author: Ellen Grace O'Brian

Insights From my Backyard Pilgrimage

We are all great rivers flowing to their end Swirling inside us is the silt of ages and creatures and lands And rain that has fallen for millions of years. All this makes us cloudy with mud Unable to see God. As we struggle for clarity and the open sky The Lord keeps saying the same thing: Come...

Spiritual Practice: The Best Way to Attain Happiness

Too long I’ve wandered from place to place, Seen mountains and seas at vast expense. Why haven’t I stepped two yards from my house, Opened my eyes and gazed very close At a drop of dew on a stalk of rice? —Rabindranath Tagor We are living in unprecedented times. Quantum leaps...