The first question people usually ask is,”What is spiritual direction?”
I’m often at a loss to describe an experience that is so sacred. So here’s my collection of spiritual direction “pearls.”
Spiritual direction is about . . .
"Spiritual direction is about rediscovering the 'very good' in yourself and in others that God saw in the beginning and still sees even now. ~ Gayle
Spiritual direction is about attending to the hurting places, touching them with Love, and allowing them to dissolve in Love. ~ Gayle
Spiritual direction is listening for God in others, listening deeply, below the surface, to hear and understand the ways in which people make meaning, engage their world, and struggle with their faith. ~ Adapted from Keith Anderson
Spiritual direction is a way of being with one another and with God that is relational and that draws from deep wells of real life experiences and interaction with the Holy Spirit. ~ Gayle
True spiritual direction is about the great unfixables in human life. It's about the mystery of moving through time. It's about mortality. It's about love. It's about things that can't be fixed. ~ Parker J. Palmer