1. A year ago I attempted to use humor to defuse a family situation that was unfolding in a destructive and painful way. It turned out to be a poor attempt, and came up suddenly and unexpectedly from somewhere deep inside of me that was, upon retrospect, filled with both the urge to make the suffering stop, and the very human, but ugly, desire to shame the perpetrator. At the time, I just did what I felt. And, it was the best I could do in that moment. But, it backfired, and probably did more harm than good in an already very sick dynamic.

    This story helped me understand what happened in that moment, and helped prepare me for other opportunities that may arise in the future, places where humor, inserted skillfully, can help heal:

    http://breakingstories.wordpress.com/

  2. artruby:

    Bing Wright, Broken Mirror/Evening Sky, (2012).

    Just this. Just beautiful.

    Life: always a mirror. And so often broken.

    #lifejustis

    Reblogged from: artruby
  3. What, you feel like a lost little child?  Welcome to the human race.  Welcome to my world.  You know what this world has taught me?  It has told me, over and over again…hey sister, you want some love?  Good luck!  And guess what?  LOVE anyway.  You want unconditional positive regard?  Guess what?  It’s not fucking there for you.  LOVE anyway.  You know why?  Because one of these times, there will be someone who loves like you do, who loves anyway, who is not afraid, not pouting, not petulant or spoiled or succumbing to their FUCKING FEAR.  There will be someone who just loves anyway, no matter what.  And if you never find that person before you die?  Well guess what?  LOVE anyway.  They are on the other side.  They are waiting for you.  They have been there for millions and billions of years, and you won’t even recognize them until you get there.  That person, those persons, those creatures/entities/beings who know how to love…?  Yeah, those amazing creations.   They are standing right in front of you, right now, waiting to be noticed, waiting to say yes, to hear you say YES, waiting to see the look on your face when you find out, forever, that you are LOVED and ADORED beyond all measure.  Take it all in stride now, sweet sister.  The love is right there, just waiting for you.  Say YES to LOVE.  Namaste’.

  4. In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.

    Rumi

    (via thecalminside)

    Sometimes silence says much more, & better, than we do in words. Alternatively? Sing it.

    Reblogged from: beingblog
  5. The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time.
    ~T.S. Eliot
  6. We are the pitiful ones
    The broken and abandoned ones
    The ones who long for love and make sure that it always stays just…
    Over there.
    We humans make sure that whatever we do
    We fuck ourselves royally.
    We make sure that nothing resembling easy, true love will ever get in
    Or out
    And we lower our heads, bent on the destruction of this universe
    And that one.
    -We
    Our own enemies
    The worst of all kinds
    Turning against the only ally we will ever have
    -Ourselves
    Annihilating second, third, and fourth chances 
    As if they are abundant as the orchids
    Given to us on our 53rd birthday.
    We humans.
    Pitiful
    Allowing the fear
    -The poison
    Pretending that we
    Are not the only ones
    Who can tell it to Fuck Off.
    Imagining that someone else
    That person with the magic wand
    The one who sweeps in and makes it all go away
    Will be here soon
    Will ride in and behead the enemies
    Forgetting
    That the enemy is me.
    Off with her head!
  7. People who continue to reach new frontiers in their life have an uncanny ability to arrange, regularly, to get really tired of themselves…tired of what they do, what they say, who they’re saying it to. To be truly fed up with yourself can be the catalyst for incredible liberation down the road.

    ~David Whyte, Mid-Life and the Great Unknown

  8. sarahemily1992:

For people to experience
themselves as movement
is one of the most important perceptions
they can have about the world.
That means no longer thinking of
body/mind,
inside/outside,
physical/spiritual,
but seeing instead
that a person is actually
            a nexus
of many kinds of movements
happening together,
movements that are flowing
and affecting each other.

Movement and being human means the same thing.

                                               ~Emilie Conrad-Da’oud
                                                   in Healers and Healing

    sarahemily1992:

    For people to experience

    themselves as movement

    is one of the most important perceptions

    they can have about the world.

    That means no longer thinking of

    body/mind,

    inside/outside,

    physical/spiritual,

    but seeing instead

    that a person is actually

                a nexus

    of many kinds of movements

    happening together,

    movements that are flowing

    and affecting each other.

    Movement and being human means the same thing.

                                                   ~Emilie Conrad-Da’oud

                                                       in Healers and Healing

    Reblogged from: sarahemily1992
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