“Maybe the fear is that
we are less than
we think we are,
actuality of it
is that we are much much more.”
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn, Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness
Posts Tagged ‘Dreams’
“Maybe the fear is that
Some say you’re lucky
If nothing shatters it.
But then you wouldn’t
Understand poems or songs.
You’d never know
Beauty comes from loss.
It’s deep inside every person:
A tear tinier
Than a pearl or thorn.
It’s one of the places
Where the beloved is born.”
~ Gregory Orr
Posted in Abundance, Human Spirit, Life, Success, Time, tagged Abundance, accomplishment, Being, Choice, Courage, Discovery, Dreams, Energy, Hope, Living, Meaning, Power on April 14, 2013 | 4 Comments »
Recently, I happened by a wonderful story recently about an individual who has had Parkinson’s Disease for the last 19 years of his life and how he is challenging his disability. The story can be found at http://ridewithlarrymovie.com/
Life’s challenges are met in a variety of ways but this is one that most of us will never endure. This is a truly inspiring story.
For a sneak preview of “Riding with Larry” here is the trailer . . .
Posted in Abundance, Human Spirit, Joy, Life, Nature, Time, tagged Abundance, Being, Compassion, Dreams, Flourish, Giving, Gratitude, Hope, Joy, Living, Reflection, Thought, Time on April 6, 2013 | 3 Comments »
“There’s always some reason
To feel not good enough,
And it’s hard, at the end of the day.
I need some distraction,
Oh, beautiful release.
Memories seep from my veins.
Let me be empty,
Oh, and weightless,
And maybe I’ll find some peace tonight.
“In the arms of the angel,
Fly away from here,
From this dark, cold hotel room,
And the endlessness that you fear.
You are pulled from the wreckage,
Of your silent reverie.
You’re in the arms of the angel,
May you find some comfort here.
So tired of the straight line,
And everywhere you turn,
There’s vultures and thieves at your back.
The storm keeps on twisting.
Keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack.
It don’t make no difference,
Escape one last time.
It’s easier to believe in this sweet madness,
Oh, this glorious sadness,
That brings me to my knees.”
~ Sarah McLachlan
“Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.”
~ Langston Hughes
“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.” ~ John Lennon
Posted in Abundance, Change, Human Spirit, Joy, Life, Nature, tagged Abundance, Changes, Compassion, Discovery, Dreams, Flourish, happiness, Harmony, Living, Meaning, Power, Reflection on January 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
“Time will come, time will go
Time shall reap, that time has sown
Time comes slowly, time goes fast
Time will linger, time outlasts
Time sees all, time knows best
Time remembers, time never forgets
Time will hide, time will reveal
Time will open, time will seal
Time brings hope, time brings fear
Time brings distance, time draws near
Time will help, time will hinder
Time will shine, time turns to cinder
We forget about time, yet it’s all we would know
In time, there is everything, and time will show”
~ Nate Hawk
“Watching the geese
go south I find
even in silence
and even in stillness
even in my home
without a thought
or a movement
I am part
of a great migration
that will take me to another place.”
David Whyte ~ from “What I Must Tell Myself”
The House of Belonging
“The pessimist resembles a man who observes with fear and sadness that his wall calendar, from which he daily tears a sheet, grows thinner with each passing day. On the other hand, the person who attacks the problems of life actively is like a man who removes each successive leaf from his calendar and files it neatly and carefully away with its predecessors, after first having jotted down a few diary notes on the back. He can reflect with pride and joy on all the richness set down in these notes, on all the life he has already lived to the fullest. What will it matter to him if he notices that he is growing old? Has he any reason to envy the young people whom he sees, or wax nostalgic over his own lost youth? What reasons has he to envy a young person? For the possibilities that a young person has, the future which is in store for him?
No, thank you,’ he will think. ‘Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and of love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, although these are things which cannot inspire envy.”
From “Logotherapy in a Nutshell”, an essay”
~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning