Monday, October 24, 2016

Let the Mud Be

"Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone."

-Alan Watts

Always Alice

"Alice: How long is forever?

White Rabbit: Sometimes just one second."

-Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland

I fell in love the way....

"I fell in love the way I fall asleep: slowly, while reliving every embarrassing thing I've ever done and worrying about things I can't control."

-Emery Lord

Soul Stuff

"You get your soul right, your behavior will change."

-Carl Lentz

Play Your Cards

"You don't have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you're holding."

-Cheryl Strayed

Face It

"Facing it, always facing it. That's the way to get through. Face it."

-Joseph Conrad

Voice of Disturbing Desire

"May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire that disturbs you when you have settled for something safe."

-John O Donahue

Face of God

"And when she wanted to see the face of God, she didn't look up and away; she looked into the eyes of the person sitting next to her. Which is harder. Better."

-Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior

Whenever is Now

"Whoever is present are the right people.

Whenever it begins is the right time.

Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened.

And when it's over, it's over."

-Anne Lamott, Assembly Required

Gilmore Wisdom

"That's all any of us wants; to find someone nice to hang out with us till we drop dead. Not a lot to ask for."

-Gilmore Girls

Be Careful

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."



"Sometimes the desire to be lost again, as long ago, comes over me like a vapor. With growth into adulthood, responsibilities claimed me, so many heavy coats. I didn't choose them, I don't fault them, but it took time to reject them. Now in the spring I kneel, I put my face into the packets of violets, the dampness, the freshness, the sense of ever-ness. Something is wrong, I know it, if I don't keep my attention on eternity. May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, into but useful. May I stay forever in the stream. May I look down upon the windflower and the bull thistle and the coreopsis with the greatest respect."

-Mary Oliver, from Upstream


"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you."

-Anne Lamott


"You are free, you are powerful, you are good, you are love, you have propose. All is well."

-Abraham Hicks

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Do it First

"We're all waiting for someone else to do it first. To choose us, love us, share first, be vulnerable first. We operate from 'I'm closed but you should be open.' See how that's backwards? If you always go first, you always win. Because your love isn't dependent on others, it's dependent on yourself. It feels scary, right? That's because most of us believe we're lovable if someone else loves us. Can you love you? Perfect. Can you show up, love all out and be ready not to be loved back? When we give unconditional love, we invite it."
-Mark Groves @createthelove