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2 years ago

Reading No. 33

This is the only life you get, at least in this guise.

Do you want to spend it worrying and feeling sorry for yourself? Get out there and do something nice for yourself.

You can always worry when you get back.

 

2 years ago

Reading No. 47

Everyone understands that burning wood produces fire. But when fire feeds on fire, that is a rare condition that yields the greatest illumination. Two flames come together and yield light more magnificent than either could have given forth alone.
~ Deng Ming-Dao, "365 Tao"

Fire feeding on fire.

Once in awhile you meet someone who inspires you, who pushes you to greater heights, who helps you to accomplish things you may never have been able to accomplish alone.

Nourish the spark.

Cherish the partnership.

Fan the flame.

2 years ago

Reading No. 35

Simple is best.

Don't try to do everything all at once.

Stand back and look,
and see how lovely simplicity can be.

2 years ago

Reading No. 10

Fall backward into the arms of trust.

Trust your intuition. Trust yourself. Trust nature.
Trust the universe.

Everything works out for the best, even if it may not seem that way now.

We don't always know what the greater plan is, we only know our little part of it.

Trust that things are happening for the higher good.

2 years ago

Reading No. 22

Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos.
~ I Ching

Writer Anne Lamott espouses the idea of "%#&!*% first drafts." Not quite as elegantly put, but the same thing.

Don't try to do it perfectly the first time.

Just do it.

You can refine, perfect, polish later.

Get it out.

Take the first step.

Run with it.

Chaos, then brilliance.

2 years ago

Reading No. 15

Take no remedies if your heart is clear.

2 years ago

Reading No. 16

Every man's life is a fairy tale, written by God's fingers.
~ Hans Christian Anderson

You are the hero of your own life, not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.

It's not the agony of the quest, but the rapture of the revelation

2 years ago

Reading No. 31

Just because you can't push the river doesn't mean you can't paddle your canoe.

Challenges come at the right moments to help us learn and if you approach them with a good heart, all will go well.

2 years ago

Reading No. 42

Every wall has a gate.

You are the gatekeeper.

Cynicism might stop a minor humiliation,

but faith produces miracles.

2 years ago

Reading No. 16

Every man's life is a fairy tale, written by God's fingers.
~ Hans Christian Anderson

You are the hero of your own life, not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.

It's not the agony of the quest, but the rapture of the revelation

2 years ago

Reading No. 27

You can't hold on to happiness.

It's ephemeral, fleeting. It happens like a dream.

And, like a dream, if you try too hard to hold on to it, it vanishes.

Enjoy happiness while it lasts without thinking about whether or not it will be here tomorrow. If you enjoy the moments of happiness and let them go with a clear heart,they will return.

2 years ago

Reading No. 25

The view of the early dawn is miracle enough

Without considering the miracle of how you read these words across time and distance.

The Eastern Star never shone so bright.

2 years ago

Reading No. 25

The view of the early dawn is miracle enough

Without considering the miracle of how you read these words across time and distance.

The Eastern Star never shone so bright.

2 years ago

Reading No. 38

You are much more likely to regret things not done than things done.

Take the opportunities that are presented to you, and don't be afraid.

Who knows when you will have another chance to climb that particular mountain?

2 years ago

Reading No. 12

Seek out your sacred space.

Let the smoke rise

And hear the prophecies of destiny.

2 years ago

Reading No. 27

You can't hold on to happiness.

It's ephemeral, fleeting. It happens like a dream.

And, like a dream, if you try too hard to hold on to it, it vanishes.

Enjoy happiness while it lasts without thinking about whether or not it will be here tomorrow. If you enjoy the moments of happiness and let them go with a clear heart,they will return.

2 years ago

Reading No. 44

Hello you!

Sometimes life's weightier problems should simply be bookmarked and put briefly on hold while you let it all go.

Boil a kettle. Make yourself a nice cup of tea, then come back and ask again if you feel you'd like to.

2 years ago

Reading No. 11

From the erotic ocean of the unconscious
the sun will rise
and shine on the sand and the rounded stones
battered by an infinity of challenges
to the shape of perfect love.

2 years ago

Reading No. 33

This is the only life you get, at least in this guise.

Do you want to spend it worrying and feeling sorry for yourself? Get out there and do something nice for yourself.

You can always worry when you get back.

2 years ago

Reading No. 47

Everyone understands that burning wood produces fire. But when fire feeds on fire, that is a rare condition that yields the greatest illumination. Two flames come together and yield light more magnificent than either could have given forth alone.
~ Deng Ming-Dao, "365 Tao"

Fire feeding on fire.

Once in awhile you meet someone who inspires you, who pushes you to greater heights, who helps you to accomplish things you may never have been able to accomplish alone.

Nourish the spark.

Cherish the partnership.

Fan the flame.

2 years ago

Reading No. 14

There is no need to knock.

If your heart is pure, The gate will open.

2 years ago

Reading No. 12

Seek out your sacred space.

Let the smoke rise

And hear the prophecies of destiny.

2 years ago

Reading No. 5

Just for today, don't rise to the challenge. Turn the other cheek. Meet conflict with serenity. Don't let others disturb your tranquility.
You are calm, cool, collected.
You are serene.
You are Zen.
You are peace.

1 year ago

Reading No. 5

The quality of heart we bring to life is what matters most.

The higher authorities are powerless to act for you until your ego stops asking why?

Consider two small kindnesses you have done recently and allow yourself to take pleasure from these.
It provides a simple opportunity for joy.

As soon as you allow that the miracle of nature works for the benefit of all, you will enjoy the flowering of the seeds.

1 year ago

Reading No. 47

Everyone understands that burning wood produces fire. But when fire feeds on fire, that is a rare condition that yields the greatest illumination. Two flames come together and yield light more magnificent than either could have given forth alone.
~ Deng Ming-Dao, "365 Tao"

Fire feeding on fire.

Once in awhile you meet someone who inspires you, who pushes you to greater heights, who helps you to accomplish things you may never have been able to accomplish alone.

Nourish the spark.

Cherish the partnership.

Fan the flame.

1 year ago

Reading No. 9

Tell me your dreams, and I'll tell you who you are.

Dreams are fragile things. You have to be careful who you tell them to.

Sometimes people step on them on purpose, and sometimes they step on them without meaning to. Everyone needs someone to share their dreams with. You have someone, even though you may not know it.

Just think.

Who do you trust enough to tell your dreams?

1 year ago

Reading No. 24

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim.
When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
~ Seneca

It's one thing to let the wind take you where it may, to "go with the flow," to be a rootless leaf at the mercy of the breeze.

It's quite another to make a plan and stick to it.

Believe in yourself enough to trust that you can make a decision and carry it through.

And once you make a decision, believe that it's the right one and proceed on that basis, at least until something convinces you that you need to change your path.

Aim for your harbor.

1 year ago

Reading No. 1

"He prayed as he breathed, forming no words and making no specific requests, only holding in his heart, like broken birds in cupped hands, all those people who were in stress or grief."
~ Ellis Peters

You can pray without words.
You can pray to the universe simply by holding yourself in an attitude of prayer.
No matter what you believe in, you must believe in something.
Believe in God,
believe in a Higher Power,
believe in yourself.

Believe in your own power to change things, both for yourself and for the world.

1 year ago

Reading No. 41

"Success is living a full and balanced life in partnership with others, to create a joyful feeling of love, contribution, appreciation and abundance, despite how our endevours may turn out" - Susan Jeffers

So when climbing your ladder to success take care which wall you rest it against.

1 year ago

Reading No. 35

Simple is best.

Don't try to do everything all at once.

Stand back and look,
and see how lovely simplicity can be.

1 year ago

Reading No. 33

This is the only life you get, at least in this guise. 

Do you want to spend it worrying and feeling sorry for yourself? Get out there and do something nice for yourself. 

You can always worry when you get back.

1 year ago

Reading No. 34

Isn't it amazing how much of ourselves we put into people, places, and situations, and then, when we remove ourselves, we find it was only ourselves there and not the others.
~ Pearl A. Burrows

Even though we are always the center of our own universe, we sometimes need to be reminded that we are not the center of everyone else's.

You can't expect the rest of the world to walk to your rhythm.

Walk to your own rhythm.

1 year ago

Reading No. 7

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Believe in yourself.

Believe that somewhere deep inside you is the wisdom to conquer your problems, to overcome your deepest fears, and to love yourself without reservation.

You are a miracle.

Believe it.

1 year ago

Reading No. 9

Tell me your dreams, and I'll tell you who you are.

Dreams are fragile things. You have to be careful who you tell them to.

Sometimes people step on them on purpose, and sometimes they step on them without meaning to. Everyone needs someone to share their dreams with. You have someone, even though you may not know it.

Just think.

Who do you trust enough to tell your dreams?

1 year ago

Reading No. 45

 When times of adversity seem at their worst and defeat seems most assured - hidden from view beneath you, is often the greatest, roller coaster ride. You have already accomplished the heroic climb and the wonderful value of the hard lessons you have learned will become very clear - and sooner than you imagine.

1 year ago

Reading No. 21

To be fearful and see roadblocks and obsession when a friend simply offers unconditional love, is to view life through a distorting mirror - to be blind to the grail when synchronicity offers your soul's only meaningful journey.

1 year ago


Reading No. 21

To be fearful and see roadblocks and obsession when a friend simply offers unconditional love, is to view life through a distorting mirror - to be blind to the grail when synchronicity offers your soul's only meaningful journey.

1 year ago

Reading No. 42

Every wall has a gate.

You are the gatekeeper.

Cynicism might stop a minor humiliation,

but faith produces miracles.

11 months ago

Reading No. 14

There is no need to knock.

If your heart is pure, The gate will open.

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