“He imagines a necessary joy in things that must fly to eat.”― Wendell Berry
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
May your heart be overflowing, spilling over into the world.
In small things, simple pleasures, ordinary moments.
A necessary joy.
Delight entering, taking up residence.
Seeing with your heart.
Singing a new song.
Awe unleashed, surging.
All things made new.
“I am a tiny seashell
that has secretly drifted ashore
and carries the sound of the ocean
surging through its body.”― Edward Hirsch
“You do not always have to be producing, creating, harvesting. Learn to be idle. Learn to rest.”― Joyce Rupp, The Circle Of Life: The Heart’s Journey Through The Seasons
As the holidays kick off this week with Thanksgiving, find pockets of slow, of wonder, of awe.
Nothing, no one is perfect.
Control what is yours, put the rest down.
Broken, lost, confused, authentic, beautiful, overflowing.
It is here that we are called to live in the mix of it all.
Held by light, seen and unseen.
The way of the heart, stay on course.
“No matter how much light I carry within me, there will always be times of feeling lost, being confused, seeking direction. It is the way of the human heart.”― Joyce Rupp, The Star in My Heart: Experiencing Sophia, Inner Wisdom
“Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change, and all patterns alter.” – Sharon Salzberg
“With an undefended heart, we can fall in love with life over and over every day. We can become children of wonder, grateful to be walking on earth, grateful to belong with each other and to all of creation. We can find our true refuge in every moment, in every breath.” – Tara Brach
May your only armor be that which guards your joy
Open your heart and arms
Unlock the chains of judgment and opinion
Lay down the past and unforgiveness
Walk lightly on the path, seeing the beauty in the detail and ordinary
One step at a time, not looking back or too far ahead
Present in the moment to recognize patterns and connections
Peace and ease
Ever-shifting, wonder-filled, grateful
Light shining through a kaleidoscope.
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery