Blog Topic: Inspiration

Sometimes by David Whyte

This poem by David Whyte is an invitation to reflect into the place which troubles you with "tiny but frightening requests".  Often these are parts of ourselves we would rather not feel, see or experience.  What are those places? What does it feel like to be invited...

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Our Story

Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way to begin the conversation. from Start Close In by David Whyte     That’s what we did.  We started close in with long time friends and colleagues. With our own hearts and minds. ...

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Our Deepest Fear

By Marianne Williamson Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness That most frightens us. We ask ourselves Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually,...

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The Journey by Mary Oliver

Leaving the self-critical voice behind and choosing kindness.  Enjoy this poem by the late Mary Oliver. One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – – – though the whole house began to tremble...

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Self-Compassion isn’t always Soft and Cuddly

Some of us care tend to care for ourselves when things get touch by getting more comfortable, cocooning, soothing and comforting ourselves.  This is the 'yin' aspect of self-compassion. Some of us are first inspired to move into action, protecting our best interests...

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Forgiveness Practice

Like many of us, I too have someone in my life I am having trouble forgiving.  I do realize that this block to forgiveness is not serving me any longer. That resentment actually hurts me. And although I will certainly never condone bad behaviour, and I am clear that I...

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Giving Thanks

A Hindu blessing, from the Bhagavad Gita, to say before meals: This ritual is One. The food is One. We who offer the food are One. The fire of hunger is also One. All action is One. We who understand this are One.  

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