“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” ~Marcus Aurelius A poignant reminder from ancient Rome to fill our souls with colors and thoughts that bring us joy and light.
“be the moon and inspire people, even when you're far from full.” ― K. Tolnoe, Even in the darkest of times, we can reach deep inside for our own inner light to illuminate the way for ourselves and for others.
“So imagine that the lovely moon is playing just for you - everything makes music if you really want it to.” ― Giles Andreae A walk in the moonlight provides a gift of quiet time to reflect on the paths we are taking in this life journey, and helps us to rediscover the songs we wish to sing.
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ― Rabindranath Tagore Once the rain has passed, we can witness the beauty of the sky, with its shifting colors from purple clouds to a rainbow spanning the horizon. The earth seems fresh, vibrant and beautiful, with the sparkle of settled raindrops adding a shimmer to the land.
“The more complex the network is, the more complex its pattern of interconnections, the more resilient it will be.” – Fritjof Capra Being connected with others adds to our own personal strength a resilience to face any challenges in our life, but also provides a fellowship to celebrate our triumphs.
“All is connected… no one thing can change by itself.” – Paul Hawken The Celtic word Ceangal means connection, a binding; when referring to human spirits, the recognition that it does "take a village" to bring about welcomed change.
"When people go within and connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things." Armand DiMele As human beings, we have a need to feel connected, to fend off feelings of loneliness and isolation. Being connected gives us a sense of belonging, being cared for and wanted. Being aware of the myriad of connections that exist in our lives, illustrates how we are not alone in this vast universe of ours.
“Don't wait for the storms of your life to pass. Learn to dance in the rain."-Steve Rizzo A poignant reminder that instead of bemoaning stormy, downpour days or challenging periods in our life, we need to treasure each new day; and on rainy ones, head outdoors and dance in celebration of the gifts of life the rain will bring.
The night is calling, And the common loon sings, His song haunts my dreams Pheko Motaung Once you've heard the lyrical and haunting call of the loon, the memory of its song will resonate in the wildness of your heart.
“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo This beautiful quote reminds us nature has its own time table, whether we consider the beauty of physical appearance, or the beauty of our inner souls; beauty evolves over time, with its own pace for blooming.