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Bewilderment and Delight

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”― Rumi

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”― Rumi, Masnavi i Man’avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula

Stray off the path.
Wander a bit.
Take flight, no destination but the journey.
Awake, entering the present.
The view, take it in.
More than enough.
Bewilderment, delight, awe.
Found in being lost in the moment.

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”― John Muir

Cloud Mountains

“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.

this heart
of yours
that longs for
something more
is being prepared
for something
so much
greater than you.”
― Morgan Harper Nichols

Deep Time

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind”― Caroline Myss

Open space and time.
To explore.
To find and be found.
May you weave this into each day.
Pockets of quiet.
Beyond worry, circumstances, and limits.
Deep waters.
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

Dreamers Who Do

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – C.S. Lewis


Ingredients to spark, reignite, renew.
A recipe for daily living.
Don’t underestimate their power to change your world and in turn the world.

“Your lesson in this lifetime is to find and trust your own precious voice.”

Space Within

“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.
Space within.

“There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.” – Erich Fromm

In the Unknowing, Knowing

“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

The Play of Imagination

“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.
Back again.

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

Forefront and Focus

“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

But Today

“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee, it blossoms and the bee comes.” – Mark Nepo

“But today you are precious and rare and awake. It ushers us into grateful living. It makes hesitation useless.” ― Mark Nepo

Make something new of this day.
Use all ingredients, elements, material.
Combine, create and connect.
Imagine, let go, take hold.
Precious. Rare. Awake.
Hesitation made useless.
Dive in.

“In release, we begin.” – Mark Nepo

Write Your Story

“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

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