What we reflected on June 1 – 10, 2022

Our reflections recently have touched on the wisdom of simply BEING WITH – ourselves, our struggles and one another.   Enjoy.

TRAGEDIES happen; people get hurt or die; and you suffer and get old. Nothing you can do to stop time’s unfolding. You don’t ever let go of the thread. William Stafford – The Way It is

STILLNESS can be a great companion. The fragments of your life will have time to unify, and the places where your soul-shelter is wounded or broken will have time to knit and heal. You will be able to return to yourself.  John O’Donohue – Anam Cara

There is no “back to the old me.” YOU ARE DIFFERENT NOW, full stop. This is not a wholly negative thing. …. The goal of healing is … to acknowledge and wear your new life — warts, wisdom and all — with courage. Catherine Woodiwiss

When you feel yourself breaking down, may you BREAK OPEN instead. May every experience in life be a door that opens your heart, expands your understanding, and leads you to freedom. Elizabeth Lesser

LOVE DOES.  I could simply say to you, ‘you are in our thoughts and prayers’.  But I am going to babysit, so you can fly to the funeral.  Love does. Anon

Of course I’LL HURT YOU. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Letter to a Hostage

A moment of happiness, YOU AND I SITTING on the verandah, apparently two, but one in soul, you and I. We feel the flowing water of life here, you and I, with the garden’s beauty and the birds singing. The stars will be watching us, and we will show them what it is to be a thin crescent moon. You and I unselfed, will be together, indifferent to idle speculation, you and I. The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar as we laugh together, you and I. In one form upon this earth, and in another form in a timeless sweet land. Rumi – A Moment Of Happiness

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