existential fortitude

1-Sofia Art Journaling Discipline 3rd Reflection

If you keep telling the same sad story, you will keep living the same sad life. It is time for you to start writing a new story with the knowledge and skills you have now. There is nothing more gratifying than growing from our mistakes. At some point, you have to accept that the past has already happened and you have done everything in your power to amend past mistakes. It is now time to turn the page and accept those events as part of your story. They have all contributed in making you who you are. Being grateful for those experiences, no matter how hurtful they were, allows you to move on and truly forgive yourself………P.S. You are worth it………Megan Hale

it is time……time to let go, time to come into grace, time to laugh with the children, time to honor your well-worn life, time to give in to rest, time to pray…..this suffering, this act of atonement seizes a frozen heart and melts it into soft light….

Our suffering was not caused by our parents or grandparents. It was merely passed down. We are social animals. We grow through modeling. We teach what we have learned. We act as we have been acted upon. A person who is not loving has not experienced love. It is not his fault. Realizing this gives rise to forgiveness. And in Chan we vow that suffering will stop with us. We will not pass it down…..Guo Jun

profound forgiveness

Life is profound if you’re awake to see it. It’s one thing to draw from culture, it’s another thing to be drawn so deeply into the culture that your true nature disappears. Wisdom is not merely something to be gained with old age. One can be wise in every stage of one’s life. To manifest wisdom means simply to step back and see—to reflect, inquire, be aware, be disciplined, and be focused not once in a while, but all of the time, moment to moment. This life is precious and fleeting. Pay attention……Seido Ray Ronci

4 thoughts on “existential fortitude

    • Wonderful to feed off each other’s journeys….to connect and re-connect…..thank you too for being there every day with humor and always a new story……

  1. …to awake within the knowing, the understanding (which cannot be put to words)…….the wonderment that comes from merely rolling to one’s side……….toward the window, welcome day. Love to you, Blue. ~ Ever, Bobbie

    • yes, welcome life! all of it…..living it now, not waiting for old age…..shedding as time goes on….leaving room to grow and to experience…..yes….may it all feel new today Bobbie….

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