Practice, practice, practice…

Freedom is not given to us by anyone;
we have to cultivate it ourselves.
It is a daily practice.

THICH NHAT HANH

the place between

BLESSING FOR THE PLACE BETWEEN

When you come
to the place between.

When you have left
what you held
most dear.

When you are traveling
toward the life
you know not.

When you arrive
at the hardest ground.

May it become
for you
a place to rest.

May it become
for you
a place to dream.

May the pain
that has pressed itself
into you
give way
to vision,
to knowing.

May the morning
make of it
an altar,
a path,
a place to begin
again.


Quote: Jan Richardson
from The Cure for Sorrow: A Book of Blessings for Times of Grief

Photo: Bud Holland

Bearing fruit

Every leaf that grows will tell you
what you sow will bear fruit.
So if you have any sense my friend,
don’t plant anything but love.


Quote: Rumi
Image: Pinterest

Inner stillness

“In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds.”

Quote: St John of The Cross