the only gift I have…

 

Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.


Quote: PARKER PALMER
Photo: Free Walking Tour Salzburg on Unsplash

from Gratefulness.org

Simply Holy Week 2…

The wilderness constantly reminds me that wholeness is not about perfection….I have been astonished to see how nature uses devastation to stimulate new growth, slowly but persistently healing her own wounds. Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. Knowing this gives me hope that human wholeness – mine, yours, ours – need not be a utopian dream if we can use devastation as a seedbed for new life.


Quote: Parker Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness (from Mindfulbalance)

Image: Garden of Gethsemane, Israel – Ancient Olive trees, Photography by Ruth Guertin

…a momentary crossing

We have just seen the last full moon for 2021. It is known as the Cold Moon. It shines as to announce the coming of the shortest day of the year. The solstice is upon us. A threshold of sorts and all begins again…

There are times when,
If the circumstances are just right,
Like a full moon,
A light rain,
Twilight, or fog,
There is a momentary crossing
From time to timelessness,
Form to Formless,
Blood and bone to earth and rock,
Past and future to present.
Where the atoms, the molecules of me
Forget to stop
From fusing into the earth and other places
Where I am not lost, but found,
Not part, but whole,
No longer longing for myself.


Quote:  Parker Palmer
Photo: Unknown Traveller on Unsplash

Poem found at mindfulbalance.com

 

 

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