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Here are selected quotes from Dylan's meditations on "Being Here" at the 2009 silent retreat.


If you have notes from the meditations, please send them to me at .

Meditation I - Be Not Anxious

    1. "And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" Matthew 6:27
    2. "Buechner defines humility as not trying to think of ourselves as less than we are; we to see ourselves as we are--this is radical acceptance."

Meditation II - Being Incarnate

    1. "Tell me, what is it you plan to do / with your one wild and precious life" -- Mary Oliver.

Meditation III - Being in Joy
    1. "God's presence makes us leap for joy."
    2. "When are the 'Yes!', the 'alright!' moments in your life?"
    3. "I'm least anxious when I'm in touch with what's happening now."

Meditation IV - Being in Pain

    1. "Vocation is where my passions and the worlds deep needs intersect (Buechner)."
    2. "Anger is a gift.'
    3. "God feels; God is passionate; God loves."
    4. "It is impossible to love without feeling hurt, impossible to feel hurt without feeling anger; anger is an alarm system; it says something is not right."

Meditation V - Being Creative

    1. "We need to pray the verbs."
    2. "God is inviting us to make the shift form 'is there enough' to saying 'how can I take in this incredible abundance, this embarrassing richness?'"
    3. "Be mindful of ourselves, ever checking in with the present."
    4. "Which wolf will live and thrive? The one that you feed."

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