A Hidden Gift

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“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”  Mary Oliver

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Free Your Mind

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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you. – Mary Angelou

 

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We break to grow.

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Rise Up

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“We must be unafraid of what is difficult.  For all living things in nature must unfold in their particular way and become themselves at any cost, and despite all opposition.” Rilke

 

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Live your truth

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You are not IN the mountains, the mountains are IN you.  – John Muir

 

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Learning to heal 

We must look at ourselves over and over again in order to learn how to love, to discover what has kept our hearts closed, and what it means to allow our hearts to open.  Jack Kornfield

From a young age we have been taught to believe in love, happy endings and fairytale hopes. 

But where along the way were we taught how to face sickness, death, grief, anxiety, and loss?

Because of this, society is overwhelmed as we struggle to understand how to face these difficult challenges and our inability to trust and know deeply, that if our hearts break open, we will survive. 

Often it’s not until we are drowning in our pain, that we realise we know nothing about this path. Worse still, as we search for answers and support to work through this difficult time, we discover no one else does either! 

Society has trained us to believe that if we unravel or fall apart through these difficult challenges, then at some point we need to tidy it up, push it down or better still, lock it away, as it may make others feel uncomfortable. Besides, how long does it take to get over anyway? 

The answer is there is no timeframe. Each of us has a unique rhythm and timing of suffering and healing.

 Allow space for this pain to arise in you and others. Learn to see what this pain reveals in you, and how it can change your path and create new beginnings. 

Take time to nurture, heal and accept these wounds as part of our journey.

Change the rooms in your mind

Born in 1310, Persian Lyric Poet Hafiz is one of the most celebrated of all the Persian poets. Like Rumi, Hafiz continues through time to inspire us and guide us to see the world through love and understanding. 

There is so much wisdom in this poem. So leave the familiar for awhile, and let it speak to you.


                      All the Hemispheres


Leave the familiar for awhile.

Let your senses and body stretch out like a welcomed season, onto the meadows, shores and hills.

Open up to the roof. Make a new watermark of excitement and love. 

Change the rooms in your mind for a day. 

All the hemispheres in existence lie beside an equator in your heart. 

Greet yourself in your thousand other forms, as you mount the hidden tide and travel back home.

All the hemispheres in heaven are sitting around a fire chatting. 

While stitching themselves together into the great circle inside of you.

Hafiz –

 

Our Choice

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The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us, while we live. – Norman Cousins

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Daring Greatly

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It’s daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.  Luci Swindoll –“I married Adventure”

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Melting Snowflakes

Begin doing what you want to do now.  We are not living in eternity.  We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake. – Francis Bacon Sr.

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