Wednesday, August 2, 2017

True Relationships

"An intimate relationship is one in which neither party silences, sacrifices, or betrays the self; each party expresses strength and vulnerability, weakness and competence in a balanced way."

Harriet Lerner

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Contour

"Believe in the holy contour of life."

Jack Kerouac

Word organize reality

"I have always used songwriting as a way to help me organize reality."

Jason Mraz

Land Art

Land really is the best art.



-Andy Warhol

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Chiaroscuro

"All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade."

Leo Tolstoy

Your armor

"I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in you ear: I'm not screwing around. It's time. All of this pretending and performing--these coping mechanisms that you're developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt -- has to go.

Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you're still searching and you're more lost than ever.

Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can't live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It's time to show up and be seen.

Brene Brown

It is not weight; it is wings

"Some Christians carry their religion on their backs. It is a packet of beliefs and practices which they must bear. At times it grows heavy and they would willingly lay it down, but that would mean a break with old traditions, so they shoulder it again. But real Christians do not carry their religion, their religion carries them. It is not weight; it is wings. It lifts them up, it sees them over hard places, it makes the universe seem friendly, life purposeful, hope real, sacrifice worthwhile. It sets them free from fear, futility, discouragement, and sin--the great enslavers of men's woulds. You can know a real Christian, when you see him, by his buoyancy."

Harry Emerson Fosdick