Monthly Archives: January 2014
“Spend thyself, have no fear for you are connected Root and twig To the deep earth and sky. Pour yourself out, hold nothing back for the spring from which you are drawn Has no final drop. Burn bright, conserve not your light for the sun of yourself Will shine after lesser stars Have fallen from the sky. Know that… Breathing, you triumph Feeling, you are God’s fingertip touching the earth Loving, you give life.” ~Jacob Nordby
Art by Andrea Galluzzo
Very inspiring ~ for those of you ready to let go of ‘but’ and truly go for your dreams. Don’t let fear or anything stop you. You can do it!!
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” ~ Paulo Coelho, Alchemist
A 64 year-old man in Istanbul decided to brighten the neighborhood by painting rainbow colors on some wide, gray, crumbling stairs. When municipal officials sent workers after nightfall to hurriedly repaint the steps gray, a quiet revolution started on Twitter. Not only did volunteers come out to repaint those stairs that Huseyin Cetinel had spent hundreds of dollars on, they painted other stairs and walkways in cities around Turkey, posting photos on social media. A Pandora’s Box of color had unwittingly been opened.
Love this! Occupy your community!!
Photo credit: Gürol Demirutku
Thanks to Good News Network for this story.
A Beloved folk icon and catalyst for social change died on Monday. So grateful to Pete Seeger for all the effort he made to shake things up and leave this world better than he found it. Thanks for sharing your light brother. Peace!
“We do not become healers. We came as healers. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not become storytellers. We came as carriers of the stories we and our ancestors actually lived. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not become artists. We came as artists. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not become writers.. dancers.. musicians.. helpers.. peacemakers. We came as such. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not learn to love in this sense. We came as Love. We are Love. Some of us are still catching up to who we truly are.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe. The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them. Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” ~ Arundhati Roy
“The very fact that we are trying to heal our hearts in a world where so many have had to bury their hurt is already extraordinary. It may not seem like such a big deal, but when the energy has been moving in another direction for so many generations, it is quite a challenge to turn the tide. We are breaking new inner ground, after all. Recognizing this should translate into giving ourselves a break when we can’t quite get it perfect. It’s a long path back to the receptive heart, one opening at a time…” ~ Jeff Brown