Soul Places

 Cloudbreak on the Ilse of Mull, Scotland  ||  📷 Ryan Moore

Cloudbreak on the Ilse of Mull, Scotland  ||  📷 Ryan Moore

Soul Places

"Where my soul is at home

and the longing in my soul

is echoed and met in the lonely places—

in the wild Highlands of my Scottish forebears

echoing down the centuries

to meet and touch the need I did not know I had.

Have you set these places LORD?

Have you set these places where our souls

reach out of us

to something beyond?

Is it you calling us?

Does your soul yearn for us

as ours years for you?

Have you set places where our souls can touch—

yours and mine?"

—from Pocket Prayers for Pilgrims

Some Questions to Ponder

What places are Soul Places for you? In what places do you feel a sense of rest or peace? Or of being especially close to God or to your deepest self?

Are there themes in the places you dream of going to? What regions or cities or types of places have consistently exerted an attraction? What are the things you imagine finding there?

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