No matter how dark,
the hand always knows
the way to the mouth.
-Idoma Proverb (Nigeria)
Even when we can’t see, we know how to feed ourselves. Even when the way isn’t clear, the heart still pumps. Even when afraid, the air of everything enters and leaves the lungs. Even when clouds grow thick, the sun still pours its light earthward.
This African proverb reminds us that things are never as bad as they seem inside the problem. We have inner reflexes that keep us alive, deep impulses of being and aliveness that work beneath the hardships we are struggling with.
We must remember: the hand cannot eliminate the darkness, only find its way to the mouth. Likewise, our belief in life cannot eliminate our suffering, only find its way to feed our heart.
The above excerpt was taken from “The Book of Awakening”, by Mark Nepo. A reminder to look within. Trust your inner self, keep faith and love at the forefront of all life decisions. May you always tune into your heart. Stay blessed xo
Life is full of change.
The good passes…but so does the bad.
Nothing remains the same in this unstable world.
Not a single element of anything…physical or mental…is the
same today as it was yesterday.
When we are down at the bottom of pit of despair…the only
way to go is up.
If we only wait a little…the cycle…the endless unfailing tide of
things will sweep us up again.
“Without darkness, “said the old ones,” we would not appreciate
the light when it comes.”
This excerpt, is taken from Ano Ano The Seed by Kristin Zambucka. This book is full of Ancient Hawaiian wisdom & poetry. Universal truths are conveyed throughout each page, that all can relate too. The message is clear, to be light, love and oneness. Stay blessed xo
A PRECIOUS HUMAN LIFE
Think as you wake up,
Today I am fortunate
To have woken up,
I am alive,
I have a precious human life,
I am not going to waste it,
I am going to use
All my energies to develop myself,
To expand my heart out to others,
To achieve enlightenment for
The benefit of all beings,
I am going to have kind
Thoughts towards other,
I am not going to get angry,
Or think badly about others,
I am going to benefit others
As much as I can”
Words of wisdom from The Dalai Lama. Remember to be kind, gracious and extend your heart whenever you can. Wishing everyone a peaceful transition into July. Stay well xo