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Writer, noticer, sorrower, gardener. Working on perfectionism, being fully present, cultivating inner stillness, and seeking to discern my next stage in life following the death of my longtime partner. Inspirations include Mevlana Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Hafiz, William Shakespeare, David Whyte, Mary Oliver, Heilung (aka "Amplified History"), Sarah McLachlan, Beau Taplin, Anon_I_mus, Thích Nhất Hạnh, and others.

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”
credit: Mary Oliver, from “Sometimes”, in _Red Bird_

“Do not make your expression of happiness conditional or dependent on external circumstances. Doing so, is like waiting for the reflection in the mirror to smile before you do.”
credit: Anon I mus

"Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed." credit: Thích Nhất Hạnh

"The Guesthouse

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

a joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows

who violently sweep your house

empty of all its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond." credit: Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

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Last Active October, 2021
Member Since August 28, 2020 Fish 2020
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