Do not be afraid to embrace the
arms of loneliness.
Do not be concerned with the
thorns of solitude.
Why worry that you will miss something?
Learn to be at home with yourself
without a hand to hold.
Learn to endure isolation
with only the stars for friends.
comes from understanding unity.
arrives on the footprints of your fear.
arises from the ashes of despair.
brings the clarity of still waters.
completes the circle of your dreams.
- Nancy Wood
St. Theresa's Prayer:
'May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly
where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that
are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have
received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with
yourself just the way you are
Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and
allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.'
When I am Among the Trees
When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and how often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the wrold to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”
- Mary Oliver “Thirst”
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