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Connecting with Community

Connecting with Community

It’s important to discern when to connect with community when you are grieving and when to honor your need for solitude. Some people are the exact right people to be with. They have compassion, no timeline expectations for your process, and can just be with you without trying to fix you. These are treasured confidantes.

To know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.”― Goethe

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Healing Quotes

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

– W. S. Merwin

“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

“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

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

– James Schuyler

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

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

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

– Alex Grey

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

– Joseph Campbell

“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

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

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

– Chogyam Trungpa

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

– Katherine Mansfield

“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

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

– Ram Dass

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

– Bill Hicks

“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

“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