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Coming back to the Present

Coming back to the Present

It’s important to take time outs to connect with the slower, rhythmic time of plants and trees, the wind and the rock. To hear just your footfalls on the dirt, to smell the freshness of clear water running, to taste the salt spray. Don’t worry, as you refresh yourself and ground yourself into a larger reality, the wars and struggles go on. You can return to them in a while. This time, taking that cherry blossom or birdsong with you.

 

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Healing Quotes

“Joy moves always to new locations,
the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter’s tale is over. Now
with each spring day, a new story.”

– Rumi

“Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.”

– Alex Grey

“Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself –
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.”

– Barb Mather

“Don’t run away from grief, o soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain.
Because the rose came from the thorn
And the ruby came from a stone.”

– Rumi

“It’s time again. Tear up the violets and plant something more difficult to grow.”

– James Schuyler

“Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.”

– Katherine Mansfield

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

– Joseph Campbell

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.”

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– E. M. Forster

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and therein is eternal delight.”

– Hui-Neng

“In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart.”

– Chogyam Trungpa

“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

– W. S. Merwin

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

– Ram Dass