Category: From Your Spiritual Director

Spiritual Director Monthly Blog by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss

commitment is. . .

by nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

in my head

the very definition

of commitment

is a certain willfulness

a hard core determination

that come hell or high water

i will do whatever it takes to

make it happen

see it through

get the job done

fight the good fight

unto death until

i surrender to life 

offering what i truly … read more.

a practice

by nadine j. smet-weiss,

spiritual director

live

the

dream

beloved

community

as daily

practice

doing

rising

from the heart  

of being

inspired

and

inspiring

human

wholeness

all that is

by nadine j. smet-weiss

all that is

was once 

imagined

the seed

of possibility

unbroken

until 

it cracked

opened

to being

we are

surrounded by

immersed in

made of

imagination

our source

our sustenance

our solace

our strength

ahhhhh

nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

stillness

just to hear

the word

takes me

there

which is 

here

fully

if even

for a moment

for a breath

present to

life energy

exploding

into being

healing breakthrough

by nadine j. smet-weiss

once

for a

lifetime

i fought

to hold

all the pieces

together

until the struggle

became far more

than I could bear

so at long last

i surrendered

to falling apart

simply because

i could not not

it was only then

that i began

to discover

how life is born

of brokenness

beyond beneath within

nadine j. smet-weiss

step beyond

all the external noise

of the world

slip beneath

the thousands of thoughts

in your head

venture through the rhythm 

of your breath

and your heartbeat 

to the barely perceptible pulsing

source of life within

sacred space

that deep listening place

i’ll meet you there

these days

nadine j. smet-weiss

when

your

heart

breaks

and everything

goes

dark

for a moment

that feels like

forever

and you wonder

whether this

is the end

or the beginning

trust the beginning

let your heart

remain open

let life touch you

more deeply

let love flow

more fully

let the unnameable mystery

renew you

don’t miss the opening

by nadine smet-weiss, spiritual director

in these days

of shutting down

what longing

is breaking open

in you

like seed

seeking light

urging you to be

the space for

some new form

of life in the world