How blessed it truly is

How blessed it truly is,
to stumble upon a soul that wants nothing but smiles
and sunshine for you, for the rest of your life.

– Lukas W ❤️☀

Text & image source: Mitra Shahidi

#SoftTuesday . . . .a song only you can hear

” You don’t love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but
because they sing a song only you can hear.”

~ Oscar Wilde

Art by Kinuko Y. Craft
Text & image source: Rivers in the Ocean

I follow the Way of Love

“I follow the Way of Love,
and where Love’s caravan takes its path,
there is my religion, my faith.”

~ Ibn ‘Arabi

Text & image source: Mystic Path to Cosmic Consciousness



“How many years of beauty do I have left?
she asks me.

How many more do you want?
Here. Here is 34. Here is 50.

When you are 80 years old
and your beauty rises in ways
your cells cannot even imagine now
and your wild bones grow luminous and
ripe, having carried the weight
of a passionate life.

When your hair is aflame
with winter
and you have decades of
learning and leaving and loving
sewn into
the corners of your eyes
and your children come home
to find their own history
in your face.

When you know what it feels like to fail
and have gained the
to rise and rise and rise again.

When you can make your tea
on a quiet and ridiculously lonely afternoon
and still have a song in your heart
Queen owl wings beating
beneath the cotton of your sweater.
Because your beauty began there
beneath the sweater and the skin,

This is when I will take you
into my arms and coo
you’ve come so far.
I see you.
Your beauty is breathtaking.

~ Jeannette Encinias
via Midwives of The Soul

Text & image source: Contemplative Monk