“Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.”
~Antonio Machado, translated by Robert Bly
I love this way of seeing things. My failures being turned into sweet honey sounds so much like the transformative power of kintsugi.
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“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ~Gabriel García Márquez
The many endings in our lives are not truly THE END (even when it feels that way). They are just another opportunity for us to give birth to ourselves all over again in new form.
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“If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti
No matter what challenges you may be facing, it pays to take a moment to breathe deeply and re-engage with the beauty of the world around you.
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“In times of deep darkness, we not only need light—we need to be light for one another.” ~Parker J. Palmer
Sometimes the greatest gift we can give to another is being the light of hope and compassion for them when they are struggling.
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May we let go, and grow bright as stars in a clear, frosty night, the more we are stripped of what we thought we could not do without. ~Br. David Steindl-Rast
When facing the crushing heartache of loss, we can choose to let go with grace and thereby find a silver lining as we are stripped bare to shine with all our natural glory.
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