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Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Quotes


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The Journey – Mary Oliver.

Light steps
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do–
determined to save
the only life you could save.
Mary Oliver
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Posted by on January 27, 2015 in Awareness, Poems I like


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HEAVEN – Nowhere to go, nothing to do


Heaven’s doors are always open
…and all we have to do
…is walk in.
Too often
…we make the Holy too hard
…and too complicated.
Heaven’s doors are open to all
…and receive all
…wishing to journey inward.
You can enter any time
…and leave any time.
Reservations are not required
…and no early withdrawal penalties apply.
You may be dying
…to go to heaven
…but remember there is no need
…to die to get there.
The greatest thing about heaven is
…there is nowhere to go
…and nothing to do.
For me, that’s the best part


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Posted by on January 14, 2015 in Awareness, Quotes


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The Road to Nowhere:


There is a road going by, but you don’t know where it is going.
You don’t know whether to go right or left, or whether to stay where you are.
You don’t know. Sooner or later, out of boredom no doubt,
you will make a choice. You will go right or left.
And you will get excited thinking that you have made the right decision
until you come to difficult terrain,
and then you will be convinced that you went the wrong way.
This will happen whether you go right or left. It makes no difference.
On the Road to Nowhere, it does not matter which way you go,
because the road is circular and eventually returns to the same place.
On the Road to Nowhere, the question is not “where are you going?”
because you aren’t going anywhere in particular.
The question is “how are you going?.
Are you enjoying the journey?”
Are you going happily or sadly?
Are you going blessing or cursing the people you pass along the way?
On the Road to Nowhere the destination is not so important.
The only thing that is important is your state of consciousness. ~

-Everyday Wisdom, Paul Ferrini

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Posted by on January 11, 2015 in Quotes


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Trust your journey


“I have simply stopped arguing with reality. How do I know the wind should blow? It’s blowing. How do I know this is the highest order? It’s happening. Arguing with ‘what is’ is like teaching a cat to bark. It’s not very fulfilling. I am my friend and no longer confused. The way I know that reality is good is that when I argue the point I experience tension, fear and frustration. I lose – not sometimes, but 100% of the time. It just doesn’t feel natural inside: no balance, no connection. I want reality to change? Hopeless. Let me change my thinking. Some of us mentally argue with ‘what is.’ Others of us attempt to control and change ‘what is,’ and then tell ourselves and others that we actually had something to do with any apparent change that took place. This leaves no connection or room for God in my life. In the peaceful experience of no opposition to God, I remain aware of my nature: clear, vibrant, a friend, a listener. This is the time. This is the place. This is the vastness. Right here is paradise. Always. Always. Who cares if you’re enlightened forever? Can you just get it in this moment, now?”- Byron Katie

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Posted by on January 11, 2015 in Quotes


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