Sunday, August 21, 2011

Soul-stretching

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Not everything you create will be a masterpiece, but you get out there, and you try, and sometimes is really happens. The other times you're just stretching your soul.
— MAYA ANGELOU

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Time

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I love Quotables cards.
Brilliant words. Beautiful type. Great inspiration.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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We will likely have to go through some heavy moments in our lives, ones that will put us to the test to really stand up for ourselves, for what we feel is right in our life. But I believe these moments can, if funneled properly, push us through to a better place. Even if we don't know what that will look like or who will be there with us.

What scary thing are you going through? Does it feel like you can't see the end of it? Maybe you're in a tunnel... but you are still moving. We are never still. Our lives are never still. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going. And then 'keep going' some more.

But don't rush it. Don't rush the process. Trust it. Then walk it.

Howevery wiggly and windy it is.

All of the beautiful, love-filled, lasting, and authentic things of your life came into your life without your even trying. You were simply being you and they were attracted to you. Even if the timing didn't seem right. But the timing is always right.

So just get on with being 'you.' That's your job. Don't worry about others. And have faith that those things will find you again. Have faith that the beauty of life and love will always find it's way to you even when it feels universes away. Maybe it is in a tunnel. Just not quite ready to emerge yet. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going. And then 'keep going' some more.

There's a light in the dark where the sky splits apart where the stars find a way to shine through all the spaces in between. Yes. Breathing underwater, indeed.
MBR, you're wise beyond your years. HK[isses]


Regarding the craziness of each of our journeys, this reply to a post I saw on SARK's FB page today was simply precious...
SARK: Our healing and changes do not happen in steps like a ladder — they happen in spirals and layers.
A follower's reply:
love that! Also loop-de-loops and sometimes tunnels where you can't see and aren't sure where you are going. (Kind of like Space Mountain or other roller coaster).
My reply: a-men!
And today I also saw another link SARK posted that simply rocked my world. Check out Kris' story, her Crazy Sexy Life. Wow. Beautiful inspiration.

Different than hers, but I'm walking through a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot* moment. Use these tough 'moments' as fuel to launch you to a beautiful place. But to get there, you must first be honest with yourself about exactly where you are on your path, now.

Where are you standing?

Right now. Not last year. Not next year. But right now.

Where is your 'you are here' on your map? Because it's only then, after you are honest about where you are, that will you will be able to truly move forward in your life. So, keep going. Keep going. And then 'keep going' some more.

Even if it is in spirals and layers.
* See Kris' story. Loved this.
©2011 Wendy Hudgins

Still Standing

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baby, you gotta

walk by faith,

and not by sight.


Love this song by Monica. Beautiful.
A friend shared this 'anthem' with me.
Play it loud! I am still standing...


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Goal

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A goal is not always meant to be reached, it can also serve simply as something to aim at.
— BRUCE LEE

Thanks to the Hill family blog for sharing this nugget of wisdom.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Move

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We will go to and through a lot of places in our lives. In our minds. And in our hearts. If it's beautiful, we still must move through it. So cherish it. But if it's tough, we still get to move through it. So keep walking. Oh, the places you'll go. Keep moving. BE moved.


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Great find, Ross.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Centered

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Centered.
I think it means getting deep into the raw, vulnerable, authenticity of our souls. 'Centered' means that those hunches we feel in our lives will apply no matter which way our life is leaning.

It applies whether our lives are 72° and sunny.
And it applies whether our lives are dark and foggy.

Balance.

If you've ever written in a journal, or reread something you wrote during a tough time in your life, and you find that those words of yours still apply in a good time you may be going through (or vice versa)... then those are authentic, centered feelings. Balanced. And good ones to listen to.

A friend of mine and I will often copy and paste eachother's own words, and then email them back to the other person. Our own words, sent right back to us.

Only we truly know the complexity of the path each of us has to walk. It's a winding journey, and sometimes has unexpected sink holes. But no one else can walk it for us. Even we ourselves may see and know we need to make a turn ahead, but unless we do it... ourselves... it simply will not happen.

Others can share their perspectives on what we are going through, and I believe that can be a great help. Maybe they have walked a part of that path and can shed wisdom to save you some trouble, or guide you to a beautiful part of the path ahead. Or they can say "hey, you're almost there, you're doing great!" Or they can also hold up a mirror to help us see the things we already know and are already saying.

But ONLY YOU possess the centered wisdom, authentic to you, of the direction you need to go in. Even if it's not a fun place to go to, or through. If the centered place in you is guiding you in that direction. Trust it. Go.

Trust it. Go.
You possess that wisdom.
You need to listen to that wisdom.

And if it's truly centered, it will apply whether our lives are 72° and sunny or dark and foggy.

Balance.

Case in point of 'our own words':
"When there is absence in our life, even if it hurts, or we ache, or we cry, or we are lost, it can also be precisely the condition needed for us to be filled-up. With the presence of something new. With a new job, an illumination, a new opportunity, with God, with a brilliant idea, or a friend." Absence. Presence. 4/24/2011

"Let go. Hang on. Listen. Follow. Ask for strength. Patience. Allow yourself to be guided. Keep your eyes open. Go for it. And be grateful for this moment, however it unfurls, this moment is your life." 365 4/24/2010

Yes!
Center. Listen. Trust. Go.
©2011 Wendy Hudgins

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Absence of fear and control

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I had a dream last night that I was flying for the first time. And in the dream I could pilot my flight with the thoughts in my mind. Since there wasn't any up or down everybody was all around, when we sang, we all sang together, oh, what a beautiful sound.

Ooh, ooh, sha la la la la This is the future soul song.

I had a dream last night that I was singing and the sound of my voice, seemed to come from every mountain top like it had no choice. And when my voice rose so did the sun, when the trees sang the harmony as one, every living soul sang the most beautiful melody ever sung.

Ooh, ooh, sha la la la la This is the future soul song.

Before the war the only words and language said "Let there be light." Those that can see it are the ones who believe it and put up no fight. And in the absence of fear and control is the sound of the surrendering soul, louder than the dogmatic persecution I sing it like 'you got that right!'

Ooh, ooh, sha la la la la This is the future soul song.

— PRINCE | Future Soul Song, 20ten

Monday, August 1, 2011

Accepting

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There are two primary choices in life:
accept conditions as they exist, or
accept the responsibility for changing them.
— D. WAITLEY
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