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Emerging Beauty: Spirituality and quotes

March 27, 2020
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Who doesn’t like a good quote? I’ve compiled a few to make your day.

Quotes:

“Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

“Kindness is the mark of faith; and whoever has not kindness has not faith.”– Mohammad

“Language is the laughter of the soul.”-Pablo Neruda 

“Simplicity of living, to retain a true awareness of life.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures; it is our gift to each other.– Elie Wiesel

“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself.” –Galatians 5:14 

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. -Oprah Winfrey

“This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden.” -Mevlana Rumi

Because of deep love, one is courageous.– Lao Tzu

“Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it. Showcase it and you’ll start believing it.” –Jesse Owens

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angelou

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.” Native American Proverb

This is a good time to enhance or start a spiritual practice. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some ideas. If you already belong to a church or synagogue, consider listening to a global meditation practice as well. We are all in this together.

Links to help grow a spiritual practice:

-Soundstrue.com offers a variety of spirituality gurus

-Brenebrown.com always insightful information

-Jackkornfield.com (free ½ day mindfulness home retreat with him and Tara Brach)

-More meditations: https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/coronavirus-meditations/

-AltheaTV on YouTube

-A good article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/smarter-living/coronavirus-anxiety-tips.html

-And more suggestions! https://hds.harvard.edu/life-at-hds/religious-and-spiritual-life/spiritual-resources-during-covid-19-pandemic

-Buddhist meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30bn9TxJ62k&app=desktop

-a wonderful little garden commune in Northern Scotland: https://www.findhorn.org/workshops/

-great article and advice: https://www.sanbornwesterncamps.com/blog/2020/3/mental-health-practices-for-everyone?fbclid=IwAR0LiK_N2I5YXP1Lh5tDt-jw9kb5O1VDCAYJnIId8J8y8h2yb8mcO_obUb8

Most churches, synagogue, mosques, temples and spiritual centers are now offering online services. IT IS OKAY to try a few!

Stay well. Find emerging beauty.

Carrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emerging Beauty: Find beauty in your world. It’s there.

March 19, 2020

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Last fall, my daughter, Ellie, taught English in Colombia. As an 80’s girl, my vision of Colombia was one of cocaine, violence, and death, so her going made me nervous. But when she called from Medellin to tell me the city was full of art and beauty, I tripped over my disparaging prejudice. The city, which had been ravaged during the 80’s drug war, has become a place of emerging beauty.

Emerging Beauty.

Out of chaos, tragedy, and pain; beauty, love, and creativity transpire just as sure as a flower rising from the dirt. The Coronavirus has spun the world into uncharted, frightening territory. It is surreal, and yet, far too real. As we face the unknown, I’m transforming this blog into a place of discovery, hoping beauty will emerge.

Lately, my social media feed has exploded with frightening statistics and harrowing tales. But beauty has surfaced with good people offering good things. My intention is to cultivate and provide resources, so people can find sparks of positivity and pass it forward.

Day 1:

Today’s beauty is a simple quote by a 13-year-old girl who was ‘quarantined’ for two years.

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.”

– Anne Frank 

Stay well. Find emerging beauty.

Carrie

If you have links or ideas to share, please add them in the comments below.

Photo from: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/nov/21/street-art-in-medellin-colombia-in-pictures