Soulful Emptiness

October 4, 2014

 

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

“Soulful emptiness is not anxious.  In fact, power pours in when we sustain the feeling of emptiness and withstand temptations to fill it prematurely.  We have to contain the void.  Too often we lose this pregnant emptiness by reaching for substitutes for power. . . . The soul has no room in which to present itself if we continually fill all the gaps with bogus activities.”
— Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

Where Grace Enters In

September 29, 2014

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

Dale Chihuly glass collection, Tacoma Art Museum

“Grace fills empty spaces but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void.”
— Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace