Dear Friends,

We pray you are safe and well. In the spirit of our philosophy of co-creating community and our awareness that the Spirit speaks through each of us, we invite you to share your meditations with us as well. We truly believe that in God’s economy of abundance, when we share our blessings, our thoughts, our feelings, we are all made richer. 

Today’s meditation was written by Maya Angelou, and passed on to us by Rev. Sharon Dickinson.

We hope and pray that you and your loved ones experience genuine peace of mind and heart, and remain in good health during this challenging time. 

May Easter be a season of peace, of healing and hope, of the resurrection of joy in your life!

With our love and care,

Jean & Ron  

Meditation Nineteen: A Brave and Startling Truth (excerpts) by Maya Angelou


We, this people, on a small and lonely planet

Traveling through casual space

Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns

To a destination where all signs tell us

It is possible and imperative that we learn

A brave and startling truth.


And when we come to it

We, this people, on this minuscule globe

We, this people, on this mote of matter

In whose mouths abide cankerous words

Which challenge our very existence

Yet out of those same mouths

Can come songs of such exquisite sweetness

That the heart falters in its labor

And the body is quieted into awe


We, this people, on this small and drifting planet

Whose hands can strike with such abandon

That, in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living

Yet those same hands can touch with such healing,

irresistible tenderness,

Out of such chaos, of such contradiction

We learn that we are neither devils nor divines


When we come to it

We, this people, on this wayward, floating body

Created on this earth, of this earth

Have the power to fashion for this earth

A climate where every man and every woman

Can live freely without sanctimonious piety

Without crippling fear


When we come to it

We must confess that we are the possible

We are the miraculous, we are the true wonder of this world

That is when, and only when,

We come to it.


“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails”

Bertha Calloway