Embracing Discomfort

You’ll learn, through these practices, to get good at discomfort, to show up even when you don’t feel like it, to stick to something even when the enthusiasm wanes, to not act on your urges right away, to enjoy any activity as a reward in and of itself.

Hear, Smith of Heavens

This is the Icelandic music group Árstíðir, singing in a train station in Wuppertal, Germany. “Heyr himna smiður” (“Hear, Smith of Heavens” in English) is a 13th century Icelandic hymn. Historical info on the song: “Heyr, himna smiður” was written by Kolbeinn Tumason in 1208. The music was composed in the 1970s by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson … Continue reading Hear, Smith of Heavens

Confession of Saint Patrick

And there the Lord opened my mind to an awareness of my unbelief, in order that, even so late, I might remember my transgressions and turn with all my heart to the Lord my God, who had regard for my insignificance and pitied my youth and ignorance.