Where healing comes from

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“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” ~Pema Chödrön

I love this description of where healing come from. It’s not about fixing anything; it’s just about making room for the continual process of death and resurrection and all of the emotions that go along with that.

What are you waiting for?

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“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” ~Eckhart Tolle

How often do you tell you tell yourself that you’ll start living the life you are longing for after ________________ happens? (Fill in the blank … after graduation, after I get married, after the kids are grown, after retirement, after the next promotion, after … )

What is it you are waiting for?

Stop waiting and start living today, even if you have to start small where you currently are. This is the only life you have. Don’t miss out on the chance to live it to the fullest!

 

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How to really live

girl kneeling is field of yellow flowers

“The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours when we really live, so that the longer we can stay among these things so much the more is snatched from the inevitable Time.” ~Richard Jeffries

How we rush and busy ourselves with our efforts to amass more and more things. In the process, it’s easy to miss out on the beauty that surrounds, even though absorbing that beauty is what brings us most to life. When and how will you make time to let your mind be absorbed by beauty today?

 

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