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Tidbits

Sometimes the clouds have wings.
Sometimes the clouds have wings.

We already have everything we need.  There is no need for self-improvement.  All these trips that we lay on ourselves — the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds — never touch our basic wealth.  They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun.  But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here.  This is who we really are.  We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.

~ Pema Chödrön

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Taking it easy

Peace.
Peace.

Silence is the source of healing.  When we bring things from within ourselves out into the light of awareness, a healing process happens.  In the silence, we can let go of all anger, sadness, fear, loneliness and frustration.

~ Swami Dhyan Giten, Presence — Working from Within

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1. The 55-Day Challenge

Floating to the top.
Floating to the top.

The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend
And charge you not a shilling.

~ Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990

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Hidden in the fog

Foggy morning.
Foggy morning.  (Strong winds last week, or maybe it was the week before, knocked out a panel of wood on the door of the shed.)

Water, stories, the body,
all the things we do, are mediums
that hide and show what’s hidden.

~  Rumi

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Playing in the sun

Aging gracefully
Aging gracefully

Later that same day, I went to a mirror and looked for a long time, trying to see the timeless glory of crow’s-feet, the resplendence of having survived.  Instead I saw a woman in her early forties who grew up playing all day in the sun.  Who knew?

~ Anne Lamott

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