When finding your way through a tough period it is always good to return to those people and things that gave you inspiration before. Returning to the well. Henri Nouwen has for a greater part of my adult life been an influential voice for my spiritual development. I have started to read his books that I have not read before and re-reading some that I have read in order to find my own way. This encouragement comes from the Henri Nouwen Society and their daily devotional emails.
As we look at the stars and let our minds wander into the many galaxies, we come to feel so small and insignificant that anything we do, say, or think seems completely useless. But if we look into our souls and let our minds wander into the endless galaxies of our interior lives, we become so tall and significant that everything we do, say, or think appears of great importance.
We have to keep looking both ways to remain humble and confident, humorous and serious, playful and responsible. Yes, the human person is very small and very tall. It is the tension between the two that keeps us spiritually awake.