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Laden with Lilacs

“The lilac branches are bowed under the weight of the flowers: blooming is hard, and the most important thing is – to bloom.― Yevgeny Zamyatin, “A Story About The Most Important Thing”

“Spring as always was in full bloom, the breeze laden with lilac, the brush flanking the path rustling with life.”― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

What lilacs lack in length, they make up in fragrance, in presence.
Bursting for only a short time but worth it.
Depth rather than length.
Brevity, reminding us to appreciate what and who we have while we do.
People. Places. Seasons.
Awake. Blooming. Life.
Notice, hold, be held.
While in it.
Gratitude over griping.
Beauty overflowing.

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”― Seneca


“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”― susan polis schutz

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” – Wayne Dyer

Spring has taken up residence.
Color, bloom, fragrance awash.
We have arrived and are in the midst of fruition.
Bursting at the seams.
Dive in.
The beauty, fresh air, flowers blooming in abundance.
Stick the landing of daily presence and gratitude.
These are the days.
Full bloom.

“Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Muchness and More than Enough-ness

“A baby is as pure as an angel and as fresh as a blooming flower.” – Debasish Mridha

“Don’t wait for things to be simpler, easier, or better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy now. And know that no matter the time or day, it will always be now.” – Kobi Yamada, Finding Muchness

The joy of a child.
Wonder and awe.
Bright eyes.
Overflowing with abundance.
Hope. Joy. Imagination.
Enter this day with the wonder of a child.
The fullness of time.
The weight of this very moment.
Available now, no waiting in line.
Muchness and more than enough-ness indeed.

Muchness is full-hearted abundance of hope, joy, and imagination that each of us has when we come into this world. It is there for us to love, to dare, to dream, to create, and to live our best life.” – Kobi Yamada, Finding Muchness

Too Full to Put into Words

“May I create plain fields by collecting clouds and bedeck them with arching rainbows.”― Suman Pokhrel

“Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”― Fulton J. Sheen

When I let go of their leashes, the girls running full speed into the open, unbound and free.
Not too far out, they stop, turning back to see where I am at.
Never out of sight but out of reach.
Waiting for me to catch up to join them in frolic and play, ball throwing, field pouncing.
Moving on ahead when I catch up, but not too far again.
Just enough and still close.
Wide open fields.
Big horizons.
Deep blue sky.
Waiting, wandering, joy-seeking and finding.
All available to us each day.
I’ll meet you in the field.
And wait.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”― Rumi

No Seed, No Bloom

“Many of the old understandings to which I had been addicted were stripped away, leaving a desertlike spaciousness where my customary props and securities no longer existed. Grace was able to flow into this emptiness, and something new was able to grow. Fresh understandings took root, and the insights that emerged were clearer, simpler, and more beautiful.”― Gerald G. May, Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions

“There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.”― Howard Thurman

Scatter seeds frivolously each day.
Seeking no reciprocation, no counting or comparing.
An outpouring, a river, a fountain.
Smiles, laughter, listening, observing, gazing, gratitude, generosity, kindness, joy, delight, more laughter, music, nature, compassion, concern, waiting, savoring, acceptance, belonging, welcoming, seeking, quiet, embracing, flowers ablaze with color, heart filled with love.
Some desert, some fertile soil, we know not which until the seeds land, take root.
So cast with abandon.
No bloom without seed.

“Return with flowers to all the stones that are thrown at you.
There will be a time when your enemies’ stones will run out,
and so they will only be able to throw at you
the same flowers they received from you.”― Augusto Branco


“Exuberance is beauty.” – William Blake

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”― Michel de Montaigne,The Complete Essays

Allow margins on the page of your day.
White space to breath, be present, receive, allow, embrace.
Quiet for reflection, gratitude, anticipation, delight in belonging.
Pausing to take in beauty, abundance and light.

“Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.” – Austin O’Malley

Passing Through But Once

“Paying attention is a form of reciprocity with the living world, receiving the gifts with open eyes and open heart.”― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Slow and pause.
Look longer.
Read between the lines.
Take a deeper dive.
To here and now.
To present.
In, out, all around.
Receive the overflowing gifts borne of attention, of wonder, of awe.
Open eyes. Open heart. Warm embrace.

“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”― Henry Drummond, The Supreme Gift

Light Yield

“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.”― Hafiz

“The secret of life is to let every segment of it produce its own yield at its own pace. Every period has something new to teach us: The harvest of youth is achievement; the harvest of middle age is perspective; the harvest of age is wisdom; the harvest of life is serenity.” – Joan Chittister, The Monastery Almanac

Wherever you are in this moment, be fully present.
Listen, look, inquire.
What is right in front of you? Notice.
Sow, tend, harvest each day.
Awake heart, light abundant, beauty overflowing.

“Maybe we give up so we can more fully receive. Maybe we give up so we receive something better than what our small minds had wanted.”― Heather Lanier, Raising a Rare Girl: A Memoir

Pursue Wholeness

“Just take this step…
The horizon will look after itself.”― Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

“The greatest illusion,” said the mole, “is that life should be perfect.”― Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

In the pieces and parts
Corners and crevices
Steps to miles, one by one
Unknowing mixed with some knowing
Wholeness over perfection
Gratitude sprinkled on the ordinary to transform each day.

“How liberating it is to pursue wholeness instead of perfection.”― Morgan Harper Nichols

Deep Dive

“For the raindrop, joy is entering the river.” – Ghalib

“May the grapes convert into a magical potion that releases you from the tyranny of the head and brings you back to the sovereignty of the heart.” – Mirabai Starr

May we not miss, dismiss, bypass joy each day.
May we wear cheerfulness and dance with delight.
May we reside in the sovereignty of the heart.
Dive deep into wonder and awe.

“I would like an abundance of peace. I would like full vessels of charity. I would like rich treasures of mercy. I would like cheerfulness to preside over all.” – St. Brigid of Kildare

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