Sunday, November 14, 2010

How-ness and Transformation

How do we keep going?

How do we bring something back from communion?

How do we live, thrive, learn, grow, transform?

How do we love more than fear, hear more than speak, appreciate more than criticize, enjoy more than ache in longing?

These questions keep coming back around again.

Today, searching for more insights on this how-ness of transformation.

"Love always seeks for betterment, for ways of making life more workable, joyful, whole, and beautiful. Love examines every option available to bring about an improvement in life. This kind of discernment is an act of decency, not an act of judgment. Rigid philosophies of judgment will seek to establish structure as a substitute for decency, control as a substitute for trust, and the mind as a substitute for higher awareness.”
~ Glenda Green

"The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place."
~ Barbara Deangelis

"To change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard. If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one's mind and the psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use."
~ Anaïs Nin

I, (my ego & personality)
Do solemnly swear
to love, honor and obey my soul,
my path to realization and
relationship with a higher,
deeper creative power,
for better or worse,
for richer or poorer,
in sickness and in health,
from now and forever more.
~ Alex Grey

"Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!
~ Ram Dass

"Be grateful for whoever comes, because each guest has been sent as a guide from beyond."
~ Rumi

“Be aware of your inner voice and follow it, even though most of the time it will tell you the most uncomfortable path to choose.”
~ Glenn Close

“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organised or regulated. It isn't true that everybody should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.”
~ Ram Dass

“Not every one of our desires can be immediately gratified. We've got to learn to wait patiently for our dreams to come true, especially on the path we've chosen. But while we wait, we need to prepare symbolically a place for our hopes and dreams.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

"To wait, to patiently sit in the dark without knowing what the outcome will be, to protect and respect that which has yet no clear form - all these are aspects of the womb."
~ Jalaja Bonheim

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge."
~ Audre Lorde

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