these days

May I live this day

Compassionate of heart,

Clear in word,

Gracious in awareness,

Courageous in thought,

Generous in love.

~John O’Donohue

this does not have to be so austere and dry…

inquiry for today~ may you love with the fierceness of ease….

rising

With wise restraint, we are open to everything that arises, but we see it all with discriminating wisdom. We see the skillful thoughts and activities that are conducive to greater happiness, and we see the unskillful ones that lead to further suffering and conflict. Practicing the wisdom of no is a great art and we need to learn how to do it in a loving and wise way. Restraint is not repression or avoidance. Restraint doesn’t mean pushing things away or denying their presence. This restraint leads to strength of mind, conservation of energy, and steadfastness and stillness that is not so easily shaken.

~Joseph Goldstein

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