john Kiemele

Reflections from John Kiemele

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Tuesday, September five, two thousand seventeen. One o'clock in the afternoon I am breathing. I typically do not pay such attention to my breathing like this on a Tuesday afternoon, but this one day stands out like only a few in my life when I was fully aware...

pause. pause on purpose. transformation needs all the time in the world as it depends upon the moments -- slivers speckled between life's rhythms that crave top billing and unquestioned energy; slivers often steamrolled by the flurry, the pressed, the urgent; slivers stymied by "boring!"...

At our closing retreat for Living From The Heart I sit observing - an easy and eager posture for me Gathering cohort friends cultivating over nine months of interacting reflecting, holding, inspiring challenging, reading, stretching Beyond an expected familiarity I witness connection -- an ease of being together stimulating conversations, exploring questions extending receptivity,...

This month's Reflection comes from our Selah Companion and Board Chair, Troy Fenlason, PsyD.  In reflecting on Selah's purpose (Selah invites all people to pause and to nurture contemplative living with Jesus, leading to inner freedom and loving service), Troy writes: I wonder if true freedom...

I have always had a precarious relationship with breathing.  My very first breaths were problematic, or so I have been told.  My childhood and school years were punctuated by asthmatic episodes; I toted quick response meds as regularly as pencils and erasers.  Thankfully the constant...

It was dazzling!  I looked out in the early morning sunrise hours and everything -- literally everything -- was awash in autumn gold.  I paused and simply soaked in this moment blurred by golden light.  As the seconds melted into minutes, the sun's unfolding ascent...