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Not the ones speaking the same language






Not the ones speaking the same language
but the ones sharing the same feeling
understand each other.

Rumi










Text & image source: Mystic Path to Cosmic Consciousness
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YOU BRAVE AND GLORIOUS THING

~Silver~

“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
ferociously
and have gained the
capacity
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,
remember?

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

~ Jeannette Encinias
via Midwives of The Soul


Text & image source: Contemplative Monk
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Kind words do not cost much.





“Kind words do not cost much.
They never blister the tongue or lips.
They make other people good-natured.
They also produce their own image on men’s souls,
and a beautiful image it is.”

~ Blaise Pascal










Text & image source: Jana Eid
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When you know how to forgive,…..






“When you know how to forgive, you eliminate excess mental and emotional weight
that keeps you stuck in repetitive situations, circumstances,
and experiences that are not healthy or productive.”

~ Iyanla Vanzant










Text & image credit: Iyanla Vanzant
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The old threads are unraveling,…






“The old threads are unraveling,
Get your needles ready. 
We are stitching a new quilt 
of humanity.
Bring your old t-shirts,
worn out jeans, scarves, 
antique gowns, aprons, 
old pockets of plenty
who have held Earth’s treasures, 
stones, feathers, leaves,
love notes on paper.
Each stitch 
A mindful meditation. 
Each piece of material 
A story.
The more color the better, 
so call in the tribes. 
Threads of browns, whites,
reds, oranges
Women from all nations
start stitching.
Let’s recycle the hate, the abuse, 
the fear, the judgment. 
Turn it over, wash it clean, 
ring it out to dry. 
It’s a revolution
of recycled wears.
Threads of greens, blues, purples
Colorful threads
of peace, kindness, 
respect, compassion
are being stitched
from one continent to the next 
over forests, oceans, mountains.
The work is hard
Your fingers may bleed. 
But each cloth stitched together 
Brings together a community. 
A world, our future world
Under one colorful quilt. 
The new quilt of humanity.”

~Julia Myers










Art Gina Litherland
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