Category Archives: Encouragement

My Brokenness ~ My Strength

The wound is the place where the Light enters you ~ Rumi What if each enlightened moment of our Brokenness was actually a connection of who the Divine had really intended us to be? If we owned and admitted our shortcomings, our faults, our fears, our disappointments, would that fuse our souls together? Is it…
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Emotional Independence Day

Often we find it easier to think our way around things rather than to feel our way through them ~ Mark Nepo I’ve been experiencing some frustration with words lately. They do not seem adequate. They don’t fit the depth of emotion that is stirring inside. And, they seem to be easily misinterpreted. Where are…
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Moving Towards The Light

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth ~ Pema Chodron As much as I crave The Light, I find myself hiding in The Darkness.  Not even stepping into the spaces of illumination that are in front of me. The exposure, the brightness - even the assumed expectation – it is oddly…
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The Badge of Busy-ness

“Be gentle with yourself.  Be gentle with yourself.” I heard it over and over as I entered consciousness from a restless night of sleep. The sun was beginning to show itself after it’s own evening of re-charging and it was becoming brighter and fuller. I was not mimicking such energy in my own awakening.  My…
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Another One Bites the Dust

And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been – Rainer Maria Rilke There are always flowers for those who want to see them ~ Henri Matisse Given that I grew up in the ‘70’s and was a teenager of the…
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Rest In Peace, Sweet Grechen

No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog.  Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself ~ Dean Koontz I had no business saying, ‘YES.’  We already…
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Dear Soldier

Dear Soldier, Today, as I sit in a warm house with children playing, conversations ending in laughter, and endless amounts of home cooked foods, I remember you. I remember your unpretentious sacrifices and modest heroism. I remember your warrior ethos - you will always place the mission first; you will never accept defeat; you will…
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The Fire of Lonliness

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved ~ Mother Teresa There is an aching loneliness, nagging and mocking my spirit. The feelings of isolation are familiar, yet uncomfortably raw. But I know this solitude is a farce. I believe, I know, and I honor the sameness in each fellow journeyer.…
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Snickers, Snorts, & Giggles

Laughter is carbonated holiness. ~ Anne Lammott I just wrote about 400 words on exposing our emotional self to people who haven’t earned that privilege…beautiful words. Truth in the sentences. Honesty in my self-reflection. But, I stopped before I finished. It felt heavy and deep. And I really want to giggle this morning. I want…
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