The Way Will Be Shown…

 In Reflections

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unsettled by the upheaval and tragedies in the world today, I am called once again to find respite in deep breaths during sacred pauses, the beauty of the rain, and listening within for the wisdom to light the way forward.

When despair for the world causes you to freeze, lose faith, or react in unhelpful ways, how do you bring yourself back to the present moment and the enjoyment of simple pleasures?

In one of my sacred pauses this past weekend, I heard “the way will be shown“. This is now a touchstone for me. I don’t have to figure out how to make things better right now. I need to trust and follow the guiding lights that show up as intuitive nudges to “click on this, go here, or call her.”

“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.” ― Kahlil Gibrán

May you be guided to the wisdom you need when you need it. And may this wisdom include the understanding of the optimal ways to bring you a moment of peace.

A Moment of Silence

May we all pause for a moment of silence to grieve with those finding out today about the horrific loss of their loved ones in the back of a truck as they were smuggled into our country. And may we each be shown the way we can best support efforts to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

The Great Way

“The great Way is easy,
yet people prefer the side paths.
Be aware when things are out of balance.
Stay centered within the Tao.When rich speculators prosper
while farmers lose their land;
when government officials spend money
on weapons instead of cures;
when the upper class is extravagant and
irresponsible
while the poor have nowhere to turn―
all this is robbery and chaos.
It is not in keeping with the Tao.”

― from the Tao Te Ching, translation by Stephen Mitchell

The Pace Of What Is Real

“…when our body, mind, and heart are aligned–like tumblers in a mystical lock–something eternal opens. When our body, mind, and heart move at the same pace, which requires slowing down, we know that congruence of being as the pace of what is real. Moving at the pace of what is real can move us through uncertainty and open us to the shimmer of spirit and the energy of aliveness.
―Mark Nepo

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wendell Berry

 

All I have to do is think of this poem and I find a moment of peace. What poems or words of wisdom do this for you? You may want to keep them close to your heart in these intense days. Dianna

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