is it ok to exhale?

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inhale, exhale, be brave

it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are ee cummings

what wants to emerge?

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This question of what wants to emerge, can only be answered when I get quiet.

The work of the eyes is done. Go and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you. Rainer Maria Rilke

For me, being quiet includes resting, restoring and listening.

Emerge means, to become known, come to light. I think we all would benefit from asking ourselves the question what wants to emerge and that question requires us knowing how we feel.

creating space

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What does creating space really mean?

Coming to quiet. It, also means giving myself time and energy to let my mind wonder. Whether it’s painting and or watching my pets. I believe one needs room – maybe a decision needs to be made or you’re tired and taking time to rest and restore is the most you can do that moment.

As Lao Tzu reminds us that;

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

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and Rumi shares the importance of quiet.

Listen to the silence. It has so much to say

time to rest

Giving myself time to rest, means craving out a space to heal, restore, and repair.

abstract art by LL Griffin
abstract art by LL Griffin

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal – Thich Nhat Hanh

what we choose to carry and what we lay down

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what we choose to carry and what we lay down, will depend on our willingness to face our grief and let in hope.

abstract art by LL Griffin

Our willingness to face our pain – even if it’s just for one moment at a time, is a step toward a lighter bag, a bag that we all carry everyday. And a step toward beauty. When I paint, my intentions is toward holding sorrow and beauty at the same time as well as making my bag lighter.

I’m so touch by this rendition of the spiritual Glory Glory, Since I’ve Laid my Burdens Down by Sandra Stephens & Chris Falson

This journal is a journey

Let it help you on your path.

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