Last week I was praising the book Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women, edited by Jane Hirshfield. I'd like to share a quote that really spoke to me. It talks about how we could benefit from everything we do, everything we encounter, in order to grow spiritually. It's by the first published poet in the American colonies, Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672).
"There is no object that we see, no action that we do, no good that we enjoy, no evil that we feel or fear, but we may make some spiritual advantage of all."