Saturday, February 28, 2015

Standing strong

When the integrity of something
very dear to your heart
is being compromised,
stand up for what you believe in.

 Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King Jr


Friday, February 27, 2015

Inner beauty

Being real is no easy task.
It takes great courage to put aside...
 what others may think of you,
 to stand in your authenticity.

I am writing this to remind you of your essence beauty.
 This is the part of you that has nothing to do with age,
occupation, weight, history...
This is the soft, untouched, indelible you.
You can love yourself in this moment,
 no matter what you have, or haven't done or been...
If you cannot see or feel love, lie down now and cry;
 it will cleanse your vision and free your heart...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Feeling good

She couldn't own herself

until she shrunk her fear

of being alone.

“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud.
And I don't want to get to the end, or to tomorrow even,
and realize that my life is a collection of meetings
and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes.
 I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car
with the windows open
and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing
and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now.
I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets
and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes
and read books so good they make me jump up and down,
and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh,
glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.” 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Soulful living

There are times when the direction
of the day seems aimless and uncertain.
Empty moments when you can't touch meaning. 
Can you sit ever so quiet in the sacredness of it?
I realized for the first time in my life:
 there is nothing but mystery in the world,
 how it hides behind the fabric...
of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly,
and we don't even know it.

Sue Monk Kidd

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Loving our flaws

Scoop up all the parts of yourself you don't like 
and give them a big hug.
 Judgment only reinforces shame, guilt, loathing.
In accepting all aspects of who you are, 
you begin to turn a corner to finding self-love.
Your goal is not to be perfect,
 but to be beautifully flawed.
You are already perfect, peaceful, and powerful.
You don’t need to become anything.
You simply need to remember yourself.”
Vironika Tugaleva


Monday, February 23, 2015

Being true to yourself

“Like a Columbus of the heart, mind and soul
I have hurled myself off the shores
of my own fears and limiting beliefs
to venture far out into the uncharted territories of my inner truth,
in search of what it means to be genuine
and at peace with who I really am.
I have abandoned the masquerade of living up to
the expectations of others and explored the new horizons
of what it means to be truly and completely me,
in all my amazing imperfection and most splendid insecurity.”  

-Anthon St. Maarten


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Traveling a new path

Real adventure is not about travel.
It's about seeing life through a different lens,
opening your heart so the world pours in,
never giving your power to fear,
finding the gifts in all your experiences,
saying "thank you, God" for everything.
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life
is the foundation for all abundance.”