when the outside moves in us

To find freedom amid challenging times, we have to start where we are. If our limbic system is activated into fight, flight, or freeze mode, we lose our selves in survival consciousness. Instead, tune into your heart. That is where love, wisdom, grace, and compassion reside. With loving attention, feel into what matters most to you. Yes, there are anxious thoughts, grief and trauma, but don’t let your heart be colonized by fear. And then, with courage and calm, you can act, you can speak up, help those in need, care for the vulnerable, contribute to the whole.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes, “Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching to mend the part that is within our reach.” Together, with compassion for all, let us tie our shoes and walk in the direction of truth.

~Jack Kornfield

how does looking at sky bring us closer to our truth?

inquiry for today~ what leaves are alive today? and clouds? and your feet beneath you?

your finer moment

‘The great hall was shimmering in light, sun streaming from the open windows, and ablaze with color,  the walls decorated with embroidered hangings in rich shades of gold and crimson. New rushes had been strewn about, fragrant with lavender, sweet woodruff, and balm …the air was perfumed with honeysuckle and violet, their seductive scents luring in from the gardens
butterflies as blue as the summer sky.’

~ Sharon Penman

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