April 30, 2012

A friend shared this poem with me by Joyce Rupp called, “Stillness”.  I crave stillness and quiet in my life, don’t you?
Just stillness
Like my world seldom knows.
Inside I have an expressway
That never slows down,
Always full of going somewhere
Always another thing to do
Just stillness
Filled with quiet, numinous sounds,
Like butterfly wings, river murmurs,
Cloud breaths, firefly blinks,
And silence, simple, serene silence,
Nothing more
Joyce Rupp, The Cosmic Dance

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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