wishes for wise ways

Love is real only when a person can sacrifice himself for another person. Only when a person forgets himself for the sake of another, and lives for another creature, only this kind of love can be called true love, and only in this love do we see the blessing and reward of life. This is the foundation of the world.

Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.

The kinder and the more thoughtful a person is, the more kindness he can find in other people. 

Kindness enriches our life; with kindness mysterious things become clear, difficult things become easy, and dull things become cheerful.

~Leo Tolstoy

finding joy on this, my anniversary day, with the stars aligning toward a kinder dream for our world, for our families, for our loves….

inquiry for today~ may you too feel loved today- and something fun to make you smile- may you find a few stars-

star finding

Your great mistake is to act the drama

as if you were alone. As if life

were a progressive and cunning crime

with no witness to the tiny hidden transgressions. 

To feel abandoned is to deny 

the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely, 

even you, at times, have felt the grand array; 

the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding 

out your solo voice. You must note

the way the soap dish enables you,

or the window latch grants you courage. 

Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity. 

The stairs are your mentor of things

to come, the doors have always been there

to frighten you and invite you,

and the tiny speaker in the phone

is your dream-ladder to divinity.

Put down the weight of your aloneness 

and ease into the conversation. The kettle is singing

even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots

have left their arrogant aloofness and

seen the good in you at last. All the birds 

and creatures of the world are unutterably 

themselves. Everything is waiting for you.

~David Whyte

6 thoughts on “wishes for wise ways

  1. just to check; a real chicken in a real coffee shop?! Fantastic 😉
    on a more serious note: A goal of mine to be kind(er) every day, to see and be kindness.

    • This guy says he travels around with this chicken:) It was such a fun sighting! He hung out and ate whipped cream. A great way to just be grateful for whatever shows up. May your day give you a few surprises, too:)

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