a lifetime of stories

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Beautify your inner dialogue.

Beautify your inner world with love, light, and compassion.

Life will be beautiful.

~Amit Ray

find a gentle way to listen to our stories….to hear the whispers behind them….and to engage an archetypal wisdom along the way……

When willful, we think
that truth moves from
our head to our heart
to our hands.

But bent by life,
it becomes clear that
love moves the other way:
from our hands to our
heart to our head.

Ask the burn survivor
with no hands who dreams
of chopping peppers and
onions on a spring day.

Or the eighty-year-old jazz
man who loses his hands
in a fog. He can feel them
but no longer entice them
to their magic.

Or the thousand-year-old
Buddha with no arms
whose empty eyes will
not stop bowing to the
unseeable center.

Truth flows from us,
or so we think, only
to be thrown back
as a surf of love.

Ask the aging painter
with a brush taped to his
crippled hand—wanting,
needing to praise it all
one more time.

~Mark Nepo

what we hold dear

Stories can conquer fear, you know.

They can make the heart bigger.

~Ben Okri

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