Again and Again…

 In Reflections

“…challenging words need to be repeated, again and again. Otherwise, we are prone to forget.”

― John Philip Newell

As we celebrate the Summer Solstice today, we turn our gaze to the second half of another intense year.

While we don’t have control of much in our world, we can direct our attention to words and images that inspire and challenge us, rather than frighten or anger us.

Perhaps that’s why John Philip Newell’s words in his book, Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul, captured me as I was preparing for the last session of my book group.

“When we see in new ways and have the courage to speak it,  we access a deep power of the soul. In the Celtic world from the earliest centuries, speech was viewed as our greatest strength, greater than any physical force. True words hold a mighty energy for change.”

― John Philip Newell

Do you have a favorite quote that serves as a mantra or touchstone for you during stressful times? Perhaps at this time of transition, when the sun is at its zenith, you might choose to speak those or new words that resonate with you.

Repeated again and again, like the turning of a wheel, these powerful words just might help you reach a destination you’ve been longing for.

May you be inspired to listen to and speak words of wisdom that give you the courage to boldly move forward in the direction of your dreams.

Happy Summer Solstice!

“The great gift of the energy of the summer solstice is that it’s designed to move you from one phase to the next on your terms.”
― Deborah King
“One way of celebrating the Solstice is to consider it a sacred time of reflection, release, restoration, and renewal.”
― Sarah Ban Breathnach

Looking at Words

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it until it begins to shine.”
― Emily Dickinson

All Are Welcome

“We are made for goodness. We are made for love…We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders…all are welcome.”

― Desmond Tutu

Perhaps these might be the words you choose to repeat again and again this summer…

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