"Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the Whole Sky." Hafez
Art by Vincent Van Gogh
...Let's cherish our own loveliness...
"There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies."
Photograph by Alfred Stieglitz
"Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once, beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something that needs our love." Rainer Maria Rilke
Art by Sandro Botticelli
Everything belongs and everything can be received. We don't have to deny, dismiss, defy, or ignore. What is, is okay. What is, is the great teacher. And at the bottom of what is is always goodness. Richard Rohr
Painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
You are beautiful
In the dark.
In the light.
In the goodness.
In the fright.
When you feel alive.
When you feel a deadness.
When you know.
When you don't.
When you will.
When you won't.
You're just beautiful in each and every moment of your life.
Your heart is of the beautiful kind.
"I knew that my clients' healing was not dependent of my pithy insights and interpretation, but rather on their ability to bring compassionate witnessing to their inner worlds." Susan McConnell
Photograph by Volkmar Wentzel, National Geographic
I agree with Susan McConnell; it is my job to reintroduce people to their own wisdom. The way "in" varies, but the goal is the same. Listening is key.
"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved;
loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving -- it doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times,
Come, come again, come.
At a distance you only see my light... come closer and know that I am you
A nameless hill
in the haze.
Shall we look ahead to warmer days and flower buds, or be here now -- noticing.....?
"I wish I could show you
When you are lonely or in darkness
the astonishing light of your own being."
I echo Hafiz's words; in my work as a somatic therapist, I try to show people the "astonishing light of (their) own being." What does the light of your own being look (or feel) like?