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There is a Voice

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“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.”

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”

“And You? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”

“Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.”

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

“When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.”

“You wander from room to room, hunting for the diamond necklace
that is already around your neck!”

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all of yourself.”

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

All quotes by Rumi

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Completely Unencumbered

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“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. Throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you. Trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly, on tiptoes and no luggage, completely unencumbered.”

Quote by Aldous Huxley

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Two Questions…

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If my life where a movie or book, what would I want see happen for the main character?

If my death was in six weeks, what would I make top priority?

Illustration by Andy J. Miller

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The Story of Each Stone

The story of each stone

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quqotes by W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin: To Plant a Tree

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poems by W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin

All quotes by W.S. Merwin

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Happy Little Goats

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This account is too cute not to share. The photos are from @itsagoatslife on Instagram. I can’t get enough of these little guys!

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baby animals

 baby goat

little goat

cute animals

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Heading Home Again

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Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

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Simplicity is Calling

Simplicity is calling

Sometimes the world feels like a bit much.

I’m sure I am not alone in losing friends to cancer; having to start over repeatedly; being threatened by extreme weather or wildfires; and the list goes on.

We all go through it. Life has its unexpected turns. Coming around a bend can be scary.

As I walked my dog this morning and looked at leaves covered in soot. I could feel the stillness. The depths of love and life that hold steady for our acknowledgment.

It’s like rising above the clouds or diving below stormy waves. There is a depth to being.

A peaceful, undisturbed calm. It’s always there, even in the midst of chaos and fear.

I love the feeling of being able to connect with a deeper truth. Something beyond change. Beyond the body. Beyond circumstances.

As I get older, I see the importance of spending more time there.

I have this deep urge to visit it more often and dedicate my life to it. Not sure how yet. But the thoughts and desire are there.

Simplicity is calling. I feel it.

It’s waving at me. Beckoning me to design a life with it in mind. Telling me to trust a higher truth. I love that it’s patient with me.

I’m getting closer to accepting its offer.

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