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Words of comfort, encouragement and wisdom

Birdy77
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To all the beautiful people 🌞

Words placed in a particular order can have a profound effect on us.

Words can bring us a moment of comfort, give us a different perspective, or change the course of our thinking and outlook entirely.

I would like this to be a space where we share quotes that have meaning to us or that have the potential to bring some comfort or encouragement to somebody, even if just for the moment in which they are reading it.

I will start.

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher

Go gently with yourselves lovely people.

🌻birdy

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PamelaR
Blue Voices Member
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Another poem by Michael Leunig. One that my husband read at his mother's funeral

When the heart

Is cut or cracked or broken

Do not clutch it

Let the wound lie open

Let the wind

From the good old sea blow in

To bathe the wound with salt

And let it sting.

Let a stray dog lick it

Let a bird lean in the hold and sing

A simple song like a tiny bell

And let it ring.

🐝PamelaR

Birdy77
Blue Voices Member
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Dear 🐝Pamela,

Thank you for that beautiful Leunig poem. I really like the imagery in it ... i like everything about it.

To continue your and Mary's Leunig Fest:

Let it go,
Let it out,
Let it all unravel,
Let it free
And it will be
A path on which to travel.

Michael Leunig "Let It Go"

🌻birdy

Summer Rose
Blue Voices Member
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Hi all

Really enjoying the poetry. I don't have a Leunig gem but I love this quote:

When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen. Either there will be something solid for you to stand on or you will be taught how to fly-Patrick Overton

PamelaR
Blue Voices Member
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Dear 🌻 birdy

Thank you so much for that Leunig's poem. Guess what? That was going to be my next piece - great minds think alike. That too was recited for my MIL.

Here is one from the Zen Wisdom and other masters (little book):

The foolish reject what they see;

The wise reject what they think.

Zen saying.

🐝PamelaR

Birdy77
Blue Voices Member
Blue Voices Member

Thank you Summer Rose for posting that very encouraging quote, it's a lovely one 🌹

🌻birdy

Birdy77
Blue Voices Member
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Dear 🐝PamelaR,

Love that zen saying.

Reminds me of a poster i have that says "Don't believe everything you think".

And ha πŸ˜‚ sorry i knicked your next offering. Great minds indeed πŸ‘

🌻birdy

Birdy77
Blue Voices Member
Blue Voices Member

Hello friends,

This is from buddhist teacher and psychologist Jack Kornfield:

To bow to the fact of our life's sorrows and betrayals is to accept them; and from this deep gesture we discover that all life is workable. As we learn to bow, we discover that the heart holds more freedom and compassion than we could imagine.

❀ wishing peace for you all this evening ❀

🌻birdy

PamelaR
Blue Voices Member
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LOL - you're right great minds do think alike πŸ‘ No need for sorry 🌻birdy. All very good!!

My offering today by Sogyal Rinpoche -

  • Learning to meditate is the
  • greatest gift you can give
  • yourself in this life.

Well...I totally need to be in this thread

Birdy77
Blue Voices Member
Blue Voices Member

Yay!!!! Welcome Narelle😊😊😊

🌻birdy