forget morals, chase shadows

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May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of the light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

~John O’Donohue

sing the songs of the beloved and imperfect whole…..love has many shadows…..

inquiry for today~  how can you deal more effectively and lovingly with your shadows and your contradictions? how can you be more at home with your many selves? how can you offer a little more love to yourself this Valentine’s Day?

impurities and healing

Whatever the nature of your dark night, you might consider the basic principle about not being naive in your response to it. You can always bring wit to your situation, actively reframing what is going on and how you are feeling. The sharpness of your imagination can affect how you feel. Irony promotes complexity, and it is simple-mindedness that usually gets us in trouble. How can you develop a constructive sense of irony in your life? A first step might be to reconsider basic ideas you have about human life. Irony can come only from an awareness of the good and the bad, the successes and the failures, the areas of intelligence and zones of folly and ignorance. ~Thomas Moore

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