your true life

It is not about reaching some extraordinary level of achievement of relative perfection so that you can love yourself fully. Yes, discipline and effort are important. Yet know that there will constantly be areas you can grow and improve upon…always. That is part of the fun in this game of existence, there is no true finish line for improvement. But what is vital is to love yourself throughout the journey. To have radical acceptance of where you are at this moment. To know you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Yes, keep growing, yet you are more than worthy of all the love exactly as you are now.

~Juliana Garces

maybe this too shall call on grace….

inquiry for today~ where can you sense your fresh heart?

a space to grow

I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers

flow in the right direction, will the earth turn

as it was taught, and if not how shall

I correct it?

Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven,

can I do better?

Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows

can do it and I am, well,


Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it,

am I going to get rheumatism,

lockjaw, dementia?

Finally, I saw that worrying had come to nothing.

And gave it up. And took my old body

and went out into the morning,

and sang.

~Mary Oliver

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