I Vow

“How dare I be discouraged in the work by anything so trivial as the fear of personal failure?” – Paul Williams I am a white cisgender woman. I will mess it up. I will do it wrong. I will have good intentions and they will sometimes translate into shitty actions. I will be thoughtless sometimes, selfish…

Humility

“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals Image: The Hierophant by J.E. Stretch

Remember

There is a worm at the heart of the tower; that is why it will not stand. Neil Gaiman, Instructions Image: The Tower – The Wild Unknown Tarot

Fate: Prediction, Intention, Work

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. ~ St. Augustine What fate are you weaving today? Image by Amoret

The Nature of Magic and Sacrifice

“Real magic can never be made by offering someone else’s liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.” ~ Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn Image: Wild woman with unicorn, c.1500-1510

The Gifts of Autumn

In retrospect, I can see in my own life what I could not see at the time: how the job I lost helped me find work I needed to do, how the “road closed” sign turned me toward terrain I needed to travel, how losses that felt irredeemable forced me to discern meanings I needed…

Attention

“If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there’s an arrow in your heart…”  ~Pema Chödrön, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living Image: Arrow to the…

Start Where You Are

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. ~ Marianne Williamson Image: Amoret Aspiring by Amoret

Another Quote – This Time, For Mother’s Day

I’m clearly digging quotes these days – I’m feeling a bit under the weather, and inspiring thoughts move me and keep me going when I’m feeling less than optimal. And I love Anne Lamott (like, really really love her, and recommend her if you are interested in down-to-earth-yet-amazeballs spiritual writing). Anyways, here’s a small snippet of…

Grace

To live with the conscious knowledge of the shadow of uncertainty, with the knowledge that disaster or tragedy could strike at any time; to be afraid and to know and acknowledge your fear, and still to live creatively and with unstinting love: that is to live with grace. ~Peter Abrahams

Silence is Not Lonely

Ah listen, for silence is not lonely! Imitate the magnificent trees That speak no word of their rapture, but only Breathe largely the luminous breeze. From Corot by D.H. Lawrence