Do you think peace will come some other place than here?
Some other time than Now?
In some other heart than yours?
Peace is this moment without judgment.
That is all.
This moment in the Heart-space
where everything that is is welcome.
Peace is this moment without thinking
that it should be some other way,
that you should feel some other thing,
that your life should unfold according to your plans.
Peace is this moment without judgment,
this moment in the heart-space where
everything that is is welcome.
~ Dorothy Hunt
Taking summer solstice space at beautiful Ashram Yoga Ohui Retreat.
Soaking up the elements, in awe of the beauty in nature. 🌳🌊
Within the void & potency of the turning point of the sun
Reflecting on personal growth, past & future, allowing uncertainty, letting go of expectation.
Finding flow and totality of presence in each moment.
Gratitude for abundance and love.
Take care of yourself,
take care of your loved ones,
take care of our Earth.
Wishing you a peaceful, joyful, & safe Xmas & New Year.
Blessing for a New Beginning
In the out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when you courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plentitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life's desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in the risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
~ John O'Donahue, To Bless the Space Between Us
Artist ~ Alice Mason