“I hope you are able to remember what was Light-woven and beautiful. I hope you are able to see to remember what was, and carry the goodness that you will never forget in the direction of what is to come.” ― Morgan Harper Nichols
“May you always be the one
who notices the little things
that make the light pour
through, and may they always
remind you: There is more to
life and there is more to you.”
― Morgan Harper Nichols
Clouds shaped like mountains
Or perhaps a rollercoaster
Use your imagination
Jumpstart wonder and awe
The sky, flowers, sun, moon, stars, a butterfly, a bird, a summer breeze
Notice the little things and enter their immensity, beauty and grace
Let them enter you to broaden, deepen, soften, open
Heart and soul work
Tend the fields
Touch the sky.
that longs for
is being prepared
greater than you.”
― Morgan Harper Nichols
“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind”― Caroline Myss
Open space and time.
To find and be found.
May you weave this into each day.
Pockets of quiet.
Beyond worry, circumstances, and limits.
Imagination. Expanse. Breadth.
Divinity and transcendence.
“The True Self is not our creation, but God’s. It is the self we are in our depths. It is our capacity for divinity and transcendence.” – Sue Monk Kidd
“If you create any open space within yourself, love will fill it.” – Deepak Chopra
“There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.” – Ralph Marston
Whether by crowbar or happenstance, may you create space in this day to allow wonder, light, love to enter and take root.
Unfold your power to choose, respond, create, allow new and fresh.
Let the old fall away.
Give meaning to moments, depth to life.
“There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.” – Erich Fromm
“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.” – Thomas Merton
“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.” – Thomas Merton
Calculator and canvas;
Art and science;
Sky and spec;
Knowing and mystery;
Boundary and wide open field;
A moment and forever;
Shadow and light;
Oasis and desert;
Deep beyond surface;
Found in silence, inquiry, observation, praise, awe, wonder;
Discernment and clarity;
Imperfection and incompleteness;
Sacred and holy;
Beyond the façade, recipes, rules, assumptions, expections;
Unbound and calling you home to self, true self;
Pieces to patterns;
Unfinished and unexplainable;
All of this and more;
Not caught, rather harnessed and embraced;
Intuition the map;
Homecoming the destination;
Transformation and unfolding.
“The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God’s mercy to me.” – Thomas Merton
“All of our great traditions, religious, contemplative and artistic, say that you must a learn how to be alone – and have a relationship with silence. It is difficult, but it can start with just the tiniest quiet moment.” – David Whyte
“The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.” – Carl Jung
Ebb and flow.
Circles and seasons.
Clouds and blue sky.
In and out.
Rhythm, the dance.
Play of imagination.
Restore and re-enter the world anew.
To commune and connect.
Belong and convene.
Unconditional love, the only kind.
Give and receive.
“The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.” – Henry David Thoreau
“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau
Turn down the noise of distraction. Allow fresh air in to expand your lungs. Zoom in and pan out. See the unfolding and unfurling. Be open to change, to expansion, to unknowing, to mystery, to beauty. Always a choice of what we put in the forefront and fade to the backdrop. Perspective and focus. Make a good choice today. One that serves, builds, nurtures. Front and center, choose well.
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Tend to the narratives you tell yourself, what you’ve come to believe.
Is it familiar, flat and stale?
Does it serve your growth, healing, transformation?
Unlearn, relearn, learn.
Choose a different story line.
Change the arc.
Expansion over contraction.
Knowing in the unknowing.
Depth and dimension.
Salt and light.
Becoming through unbecoming.
Listen, write, rewrite.
The first draft is never the final draft.
Edit and hone.
Keep writing your story each day.
“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” – Colette