Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Aaaah Yes.

“The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.”

Author Unknown


Too bad I don't know who wrote this. It is a VERY thought provoking quote, but it seems duly appropriate with all the snow that's been giving us clear paths in almost every state this winter. What does this conjur up for you? What step are you taking next?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Here's One for You

"When you die God and the angels will hold you accountable for all the pleasures you were allowed in life that you denied yourself." – Anonymous


What a wonderfully freeing, thought provoking 24 words. What are the pleasures -- or even one pleasure -- that you have denied yourself today, or in this life?

How does it feel looking at it in black and white? Does this give you any license to allow that thing?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

An Invitation

“Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul...”
— Kevyn Aucoin

Kevin was a famous make up artist, a beautiful soul himself, who died way too young. But his message can still benefit us here and now. I encourage you to live by this today... and leave me a comment about what happened.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Birdwings

Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror
up to where you’re bravely working.

Expecting the worst, you look, you look, and instead,
here's the joyful face you’ve been wanting to see.

Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
you would be paralyzed.

Your deepest presence is in every small contracting
and expanding,
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated
as birdwings.

— Rumi, inThe Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks

If this speaks to you, I'm wondering what it focuses on for you. Aging gracefully? Facing illness? Struggling at work? A break up? Kids leaving home?