Newsletter Video 2.8: Sacred

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“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

-Albert Einstein

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“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”
-Joseph Campbell

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that which is sacred in this Land
is not to be found through a temple door
is not to purchased or bargained for
with silvers or a gemstone

“Aisling Naofa (Sacred Vision)” -Sara Michele O’Sullivan

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“As you walk upon the sacred earth, treat each step as a prayer.”
-Black Elk

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Through your love
existence and nonexistence merge.
All opposites unite.
All that is profane
becomes sacred again.
-Rumi

 

Photos by Picmonkey.
Music by BenSound.com.
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Newsletter Video 2.3: Passion

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“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

-Albert Einstein

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“It is the soul’s duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.”

– Rebecca West

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“I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.”

-Aldous Huxley

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“Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.”

-Roy T. Bennett

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“As if you were on fire from within.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”

– Pablo Neruda

Photos by Pixabay and Picmonkey.

Music “Jealousy Unto Regret” by Niki Flow. Performed by Carter Parker. Available on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/niki-flow-896403229/jealousy-unto-regret-7819-148-pm

We’re on Instagram too and yesterday I learned how to make a panel. I think it turned out well!  TizzLovesRowdy

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Newsletter Video 1.23

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“Let go of the thoughts that don’t make you strong.” —Karen Salmansohn

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“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” —Albert Einstein

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“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” ―Fred Rogers

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“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales

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“No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.” —Louise L. Hay

Photos by Picmonkey, Pixabay and Niki Flow.
Music by BenSound.com.

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Gems 2.74

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Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Photo by Niki Flow.  I took this photo on a recent walk. I stood under this beautiful tree and took a quick photo looking straight up.  I didn’t see the heart until I opened it in psp9. Do you see it? =) ♥.

For the Believer

“When people say they can’t see the good coming from the pain, my answer is that it’s not our job to know. It’s God’s. It’s just our job to trust, whether we see it or not, that He brings beauty from the ashes.” -Sara Frankl, Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts

“If this is my life, if this is where I am, then this is where God is, too.” -Sara Frankl, Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts

 

For the Skeptic

These two quotes are really helpful — if you believe in God.  If not, there is still scientific evidence that shifting focus can reduce pain.  This is true physically of course as many Lamaze moms know, but it’s also true for emotional pain as well.

I’ve been in both places — believing in a benign being and believing spirituality is a hoax and a crutch.  In both cases, I found ways to choose joy. I hope you can today too.

Here are a couple of quotes about choices we make in life from a scientist and a skeptic.

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”  -Albert Einstein

“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.”  -Orson Welles

What Do You Find Joyful? Beautiful?

The theme for the month of December is “joy.”  I chose “joy” to honor my sister-in-law Joy  Archer was killed in 1984 after graduating second in her class from MIT.  Our annual Running-for-Joy 5k/1mile walk/run takes place on her birthday December 26th to celebrate her life.  This is held where you are and all are welcome.  We donate to Kiva.org in Joy’s honor but that’s completely optional.  We’ve had several remote participants over the years who run/walk on Joy’s birthday to remember the amazing life she lived in only 23 short years.

If you have a favorite quote about “joy,”  please leave a comment!  As always, we would love to feature your creative visions.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

May you find joy every day under1000skies.   ♡.