Comfort & Joy

Finding Comfort & Joy

Living in creation

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Living in creation

I am sensing a shift, lately, in my orientation. As I ride my bike through a trail of cypress trees, and arrive at the coastline, the air, the ocean, my breath is telling me that I am IN something. I am IN creation. For a long time, my concentration has…

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By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Expanding

At what point can I allow my spiritual life to become completely honest. Do I allow all of myself to enter into the dynamic of the interior landscape? I find that my spiritual self includes the parts of me that like silence, that like the sunset, that like eating smelly…

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By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Generosity

I am always inspired by people who just seem to be generous by nature. They have a generous spirit. There’s a woman by the name of Kathy where I work who is always doing extra things for people. She’ll update the bulletin boards outside the cafeteria or give everyone a…

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Along the way

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Along the way

“Knowing when to wait is as integral to the dream as knowing when to act,” Tessa Bielecki writes in her book on Teresa of Avila (Crossroad, 1994). I was struck with that line this morning as I am moving into unknown terrain as I try to move in a new…

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Inspired morning

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Inspired morning

In those first few moments of the day, let us remind ourselves to seek inspiration. The alarm rings, I know I have to pack the lunches, get breakfast, dress and be on the road in a timely manner. While I sit for a few moments with my breakfast tea, I…

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Inspired chores

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Inspired chores

Well, this morning, I woke up to a host of chores that needed to get done. As I began cutting the carrots for the beef stew I was making, I thought about the philosophy of “finding God in all things.” Since I have been reflecting on living an inspired life,…

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