The value in our differences

The value in our differences

“The part in each of us that we feel is different from other people is just the part that is rare, the part that makes our special value—and that is the very thing people try to suppress.” ~André Gide

When we grow to see our uniqueness as the rare and special gift that it is, we are better able to offer the world the valuable treasure that is ourselves in all its fullness. What parts of yourself are still trying to suppress that need to be allowed to blossom?

 

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Gratefulness

Gratefulness

“Gratefulness helps us return to ourselves, restoring our equilibrium and helping us to see beyond what’s broken to the beauty and wholeness of life.” ~Tim Roberts

When we are hurting, it’s easy to become so focused on what’s causing us pain that we see nothing else. Gratefulness helps widen our view to remind us that there is more to life than just the pain we are facing. Rediscovering the beauty and wholeness that still exists can help us navigate our pain with greater ease.

 

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Listen to your soul

Listen to your soul

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” ~Caroline Myss

When we’re hurting, the mind tends to go into overdrive in its efforts to find a way to “fix” us, but the mind isn’t where we’ll find the answers. Learning to quiet the mind enough to let us listen to our souls will lead us to better answers and faster healing.

 

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Gratitude celebrates life

Gratitude celebrates life

“Gratitude celebrates life with a joyful “yes” at every knot of the great network in which everything is connected to everything.” ~Br. David Steindl-Rast

Living in gratitude is a beautiful way to celebrate life with its vast interconnectedness between all things. How often do you remember to celebrate life by choosing gratitude at each connection?

 

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Wholeness does not mean perfection

Wholeness does not mean perfection

“Wholeness does not mean perfection. It means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.” ~Parker J. Palmer

When we stop chasing perfection and embrace all of our lives and who we are (including those broken places in our lives), we discover that we were whole all along. We just couldn’t see it when we were blinded by a goal of “perfect.”

 

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