Follow your truth

 

And if you follow your truth down the road to peace and the affirmation of love,
if you shine like a beacon for all to see,
then the poetry of all the great dreamers and philosophers is yours to manifest in a nation,
a world community, and a Beloved Community that is finally at peace with itself.


Quote: John Lewis
Image: Melissa Askew

a path in the woods

I don’t trust the truth of memories
because what leaves us
departs forever
There’s only one current of this sacred river
but I still want to remain faithful
to my first astonishments
to recognize as wisdom the child’s wonder
and to carry in myself until the end a path
in the woods of my childhood
dappled with patches of sunlight
to search for it everywhere
in museums in the shade of churches
this path on which I ran unaware
a six-year old
toward my primary mysterious aloneness


Quote:  Anna Kamieńska, from “A Path in the Woods,“

Carved by life

Going on without denying any aspect of the human drama is what strength is all about.
We are carved by life into instruments that will release our song,
if we can hold each up to the carving.


Quote: Mark Nepo
Image: William Recinos

conscious of our treasures

We can only be said to be alive
in those moments when
our hearts are conscious of our treasures.


Quote: Thornton Wilder
Image: Melissa Askew

from Gratefulness.org

Spending days…

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.


Quote: Annie Dillard