when the breath is light

Many windows lead to the soul. A lot of things we consider interference or irritants along our paths to the soul are actually part of the paths themselves. We can look at these obstacles as invitations to grow again, to move beyond the familiar and knowable. As it says in the I Ching, the ancient Chinese book of wisdom, the event is not important, but the response to the event is everything. Our response to events can turn rutted paths into a great adventure filled with wonder, awe, curiosity, discovery, and exploration. So many gateways lead to the soul, so many states of being, so many voices wanting to be heard. I know I am in the realm of internal guidance when I hear the clear, nonjudgmental voice that neither denies nor indulges. In that quiet place, when the chatter stops, we can receive the messages that guide us on our own true life’s path. And we can surf through the gateway to the soul, to become who we are meant to be.

~Angeles Arrien

my beauteous-filled days are the most fulfilling…

inquiry for today~ and may you too, land in the truth of your days

catch a glimpse

I think that whenever soul is present, it’s because what you’re doing, whom you’re with, where you are, evokes love without your thinking about it. You are totally absorbed in the place or person or event, without ego and without judgment. You are in what the Greeks call kairos. When you are in kairos time, you are totally absorbed in what you are doing; you lose track of time. Whether you are in love with a person or in love with a project, it’s the same quality. you are participating in time as you make a connection through the deeper, creative parts of yourself. And that connection nourishes the soul, always.

~Jean Shinoda Bolen

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