Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;
turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;
opening to my loss,
I gain the embrace of the universe;
surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.
Each condition I flee from pursues me,
each condition I welcome transforms me
and becomes itself transformed
into its radiant jewel-like essence.
I bow to the one who has made it so,
who has crafted this Master Game.
To play it is purest delight;
to honor its form–true devotion. 
Jennifer Welwood 
Serendipity Corner

Text & image source: Johanna von Bernus @ The Celestial Sanctum

Let the healing fountains start,


In the deserts of the heart 
Let the healing fountains start, 
In the prison of his days 
Teach the free man how to praise.

~W. H. Auden

Text & image source: Jana Eid

If only there could be an invention…..


“If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. 
And it never faded, and it never got stale. 
And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like
living the moment all over again.”

Daphne du Maurier, 

Art Aeppol
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

The Wise Woman and The Stone


A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream.
The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her
bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to
give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune.
He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later
he came back to return the stone to the wise woman. “I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know
how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even
more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.” 

~ Author Unknown

Art © Charles Frizzell
Text & image source: Rivers in the Ocean

. . . . we are all souls, all of the same substance.


We are all rowing the same boat 
and there are ominous storms on the horizon. 
Violence and shortsightedness 
seem to dominate our world. 
We need to row in harmony
to renounce hatred, anger, fear and pride. 
We need to have the courage, to do the right thing. 
We need to love and respect one another
to see and appreciate the innate beauty 
and dignity of everyone
because we are all souls, all of the same substance.

– Brian Weiss MD

Text & image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees

High recognitions . . . . it was in the very act of weaving itself,…..

“In and out. Up and down. Over and over.
She wove the strands of her life together. Patching hole after hole.
Eventually she saw it was much more than the threads that gave her strength,
it was in the very act of weaving itself, that she became strong.”

~ Terri St. Cloud

Art by Jo Jayson
Text & image source: Rivers in the Ocean

…..water the positive seeds every day.

“In our consciousness, there are many negative seeds and also many positive seeds.
The practice is to avoid watering the negative seeds,
and to identify and water the positive seeds every day.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Text & image source: The Garden of Pensiveness