Posts by Colette Lafia

What is Your Pattern of Growth?

Many times, I have found myself ending the year making a list of all the things that happened, focusing on what I got done and what I was able to do. I’ve done this since I was a child, checking off my accomplishments, giving order to my otherwise chaotic family life. However, this year, I…

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Do you need to practice self compassion?

The last 48-hours took me by surprise. I found myself caught up in some ingrained patterns and habits of response. As I was making holiday plans with my family, I fell into trying to please some people, and accommodate others. I lost balance, and before I knew it I wasn’t seeing clearly what was really right…

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Listen to the Sound of Silence

All creation holds its breath, listening within me, because to hear you, I keep silent. Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Book of Monastic Life This past weekend, I took time out from the constant buzz of city life, and spent a few days at a friend’s house in the country. I didn’t realize how much…

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Treat Yourself with Kindness

Wednesday Wisdom: Staying in the Flow of Love Last Friday, I led a spirit-filled ‘Day of Prayer’ at Mercy Center. One of the things we reflected upon was the importance of noticing what keeps us in the flow of love, and what pulls us out of it. I have found that a practice of self…

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Inspiration Fountain

This year, I will be starting a new category on my blog called, “Inspiration Fountain,” in which I will be posting various teachings, images, meditations, reflections, and more, that inspire me–and hopefully will inspire you. Our prayer life is always growing, let these words from Richard Rohr inspire you.

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Feeling the Music

Wednesday Wisdom: Feeling the Music Feel the comfort and joy of music by listening to something that is special to you. It may be a song that holds fond memories, or one that you like to dance to. It could be your favorite music to sing along with, either by yourself or with others. What music…

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