Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. ...Touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace."
Trusting in our own ability to live a graceful life is the daily practice we must adhere to.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Showing up and shining your light is the simplest way to care about those around you.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
"To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself---means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight--and never stop fighting."
The trenches are deep and muddy and frightening, but the sky is still blue and beautiful...hold your ground.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
"You do build in darkness if you have faith. When the light returns you have made of yourself a fortress which is impregnable to certain kinds of trouble; you may even find yourself needed and sought by others as a beacon in their dark."
Remember that lighthouses come in all shapes and sizes.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
"In your life's journey, there will be excitement and fulfillment, boredom and routine, and even the occasional train wreck...But when you have picked a dream that is bigger than you personally, that truly reflects the ideals that you cherish, and that can positively affect others, then you will always have another reason for carrying on."
The fear of dreaming big and succeeding is the only thing stopping us....as my friend used to say...go big or go home.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
"What I do, you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful."
The small things I do are what matters...
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
"The most beautiful paintings and sculptures, the greatest poetry, have not always been born from torment or bitterness. Often they have sprung from contemplation, from joy, from an instinct or wonder toward all things. To create from joy, to create from wonder demands a continual discipline, a great compassion...With time and sincerity, you will discover a way to work and write that does not harm you spiritually, that does not tempt you to vanity, that is the deepest expression of your spirituality. You will find a voice that is not your voice only, but the voice of Reality itself...If you can be empty enough, that voice can speak through you. If you can be humble enough, that voice can inhabit you and use you.
In the end all the suffering and angst and despair must be outweighed by the compassion for oneself as an artist, writer, musician, creator and human being. Just when we thought art was all of the challenges of life...it is actually the moment in life when you are most alive and light and free....we just don't give ourselves the opportunity to be in that state often enough. The act of being humble and free is the moment of utmost creativity...we all have it in us...the voice....use it.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
"Despair is the only cure for illusion. Without despair we cannot transfer our allegiance to reality--it is a kind of mourning period for our fantasies. Some people do not survive this despair, but no major change within a person can occur without it."
Oh good...I thought I was the only one....