“Although the road is never ending
take a step and keep walking,
do not look fearfully into the distance.
On this path let the heart be your guide
for the body is hesitant and full of fear.”
~ Rumi

“Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There’s a trick to the ‘graceful exit.’ It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over — and let it go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance to our lives. It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving up, rather than out.”
~ Ellen Goodman

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.”
~ Gilda Radner

“The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“The end is the beginning of all things, Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through the rhythm of pain and pleasure.”
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.”
~ Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

Advice from a tree

Dear Friend,

Stand Tall and Proud

Sink your roots deeply into the Earth

Reflect the Light of your true nature
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings

Embrace with joy changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go like leaves in the fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter

Feel the wind and the sun

And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of stars at night
Seek nourishment from the good things in life

Simple pleasures
Earth, Fresh Air, Light

Be content with your natural beauty

Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots

Enjoy the view

May the trees on your path serve as a reminder that you are held and loved deeply.

~ Iian Shamir

Healing is what we are doing-all the days of our life

Healing means coming into wholeness by simplifying our thoughts, finding peace within the circumstances we face, and opening our deep heart and Spirit to mend our disconnection from the essence of all life- Love.

Love is the energy of Spirit, God, the Great Mystery, the Source of all life and beyond, that is meant to blossom our life. Our healing is a continuing process, as our physical health waxes and wanes and our mental and emotional well-being rises and falls. Healing means we become more aware of when we feel off-balance and then become equally present to the practices and shifts in our attitude that returns us to balance. Balance is obtained only when our life is aligned with our inner still point.

Our physical healing is promoted as we shift our perspective from pain, fear and loss to inner strength, joy and opening to Grace.

Our mental and emotional healing comes from rebalancing out thoughts and feelings to be in touch with our wisdom mind rather than our self-critic. Through this process we become more aware of the true power and presence we possess. We recognize that we are completely safe and have authority to engage in our life journey.

Our spiritual healing comes from opening our deep heart to love, joy and meaning, which allows us to love all and serve all. All healing is a process of waking to our innate goodness, our potential, and our means of living a complete and fulfilling life.

Healing is what we are doing-all the days of our life.

~ from Spirit Heals, Meridith L. Young-Sowers

Even In The Struggle

You are being loved not in spite of the hardship, but through it. The thing you see as wrenching, intolerable, life’s attack on you, is an expression of love.

There is the part of us that fears and protects and defends and expects,
and has a story of the way it’s supposed to turn out.

That part clenches in fear, feels abandoned and cursed.

There is another part, resting at the floor of the well within, that understands:

this is how I am being graced, called, refined, by fire.

The secret is, it’s all love.

It’s all doorways to truth.
It’s all opportunity to merge with what is.

Most of us don’t step through the doorframe.

We stay on the known side.
We fight the door, we fight the frame, we scream and hang on.

On the other side, you are one with the earth, like the mountain.

You hum with life, like the moss.
On the other side, you are more beautiful:
Wholeness in your bones, wisdom in your gaze,

the sage-self and the surrendered heart alive.

- The Real Life, poems by Tara Mohr