Offering in Blue
May you meet each day with
your head to the sky and your
feet on the ground. May you
repair the world by opening
your heart to others.
May you find the courage to
carry what needs to be carried
and the surrender to let
yourself be held until
Keep listening for the poem
being written in your heart.
It will speak truth to you
the way wind parts the sea.
Quote: Mark Nepo
In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.
Quote: Howard Thurman
I don’t trust the truth of memories
because what leaves us
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,“
Someone asked me, “Aren’t you worried about the state of the world?”
I allowed myself to breathe and then I said,
“What is most important is not to allow your anxiety about what happens in the world to fill your heart.
If your heart is filled with anxiety, you will get sick, and you will not be able to help.”
Yes, there is tremendous suffering all over the world, but knowing this need not paralyze us.
If we practice mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful sitting, and working in mindfulness,
we can try our best to help.
Quote: Thich Nhat Hanh
Photo: Arashiyama, Kyoto (Pinterest)