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The Present Moment

The present moment holds infinite riches beyond your wildest dreams.

—Jean-Pierre de Caussade

What’s your relationship to the present moment? (“What, you mean, like right now?”) Right now! The moment that you’re in.

It’s ok if you missed it. There are more where that came from.

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“The plains—the wonderful great big sky—makes me want to breathe so deep that I’ll break.”

—Georgia O’Keeffe

Finding Freedom in the Space Between

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” —Viktor FranklIMG_3793

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space”. The truth is, many people don’t even notice that there is a space between stimulus and response. In fact, that space may be so miniscule, we simply react to a stimulus rather than respond. But the space is there, and there are things we can do to expand it.

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“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

—Viktor Frankl

Repair the World

The events of the past couple of weeks have left many of us utterly heartbroken. This world we live in seems to be starving for peace. We’ve been experiencing waves of rage and grief at the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, of the five officers in Dallas, the attacks in Baghdad and Bangladesh, the attack on Bastille Day revellers in Nice. It seems endless. It gave me pause when I realized that that list only encompassed the tragedies so far this month. How can we retain any shred of hope?

night forest painting

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