Blog Topic: Inspiration

Second Sight by David Whyte

Sometimes, you need the ocean light, and colors you've never seen before painted through an evening sky. Sometimes you need your God to be a simple invitation, not a telling word of wisdom. Sometimes you need only the first shyness that comes from being shown things...

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The Journey by 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 and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But you didn't stop. You knew what...

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Kindness

by Naomi Shihab Nye (written after she took a journey to Mexico) Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things. feel the future dissolve in a moment What you held in your hand. what you counted and carefully saved all this must go so you know how...

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Awareness

Awareness by John Astin her gaze is so constant, our every move watched with such affection, a ceaseless vigil without condition or agenda, silent, patient, unrelenting in her embrace. There is endless room in  the heart of this lover, infinite space for whatever...

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Unconditional

Unconditional by J. Welwood Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere. Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within. Opening to my loss, I gain the embrace of the universe. Surrendering into emptiness< I find fullness without...

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Just for Me

What if a poem were just for me? What if I were audience enough because I am, Because this person here is alive, is flesh, is conscious, has feelings, counts? What if this one person mattered not just for what She can do in the world But because she is part of the...

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Caring for Your Soul

"You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output -- how much you produce -- not in...

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