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I want to write about, read about, and talk about trusting the unknown. It’s most of life. It is, so to speak, the heart of the universe that we do know. Being a student of life, first and foremost, would, I think, liberate us to live better in most ways.
This is a not-so-morbid poem about death. I think death needs to be talked about, written about, read about, thought about without the labels that seem to always be applied to it. I’m all for the mystery.
Sometimes the best thing you can do is not analyze or obsess over the details of “how” and “why” and, instead, let yourself be: nothing more, nothing less. Real rest breathes space into your life so that you can work better, play better, think better, and love better. (You need it.)
This poem about grieving speaks to keeping an open mind and heart. It’s certainly a practice, which means that it’s ongoing (one day could house all the stages of grief) and requires our attention.
Grief has taught me that loving is extraordinary similar to living: maybe, two lines in the same poem. I share these brief poems about grief to highlight the not-so-morbid ideas that death is part of the circle of life; that without an end, something couldn’t begin; and maybe circles don’t really have endings or beginnings, just continuations.
Some quotes about grace: to open you up to a new level of inspiration and, well, grace. This is also a reminder that we don’t always need to handle everything alone. Grace makes me feel like I’m walking hand-in-hand (especially when I give myself the grace of asking for help). A little space for curiosity doesn’t hurt, either.
It’s easier to respect—even trust—the journey when you view yourself as the journey. When you are the journey and the practice, you open yourself up to seeing guidance everywhere, light in everything, and evidence of your own progression and potential with each step you take, consciously, in the direction of what feels meaningful and true to you.
Balance isn’t about perfect harmony all of the time but learning to identify patterns that bring about unbalances and to continuously be aligning your head and heart. To encourage your patient evolution and explorations: these quotes about balance.
I’m not sure that we’re ever ready for a loved one to pass away. Even after all this time, I am still not ready. Yet, these reflections on grieving are radiant with life because to have loved has turned out to mean: to have lived. What greater gift could I, my living soul, have asked for?
Sleep is one of the pillars of well-being, along with nutrition, exercise, and self-compassion. If you’re not sleeping, you’re not healing. Of course, there is a percentage of people who can thrive on 5 hours of sleep (I am not one of those people). If you cherish quality sleep and would like more of it in your life, here are 3 bedtime poems perfect for your nightstand.
Before (or after) you find yourself answering the requests of the world, ask your own self what it is you could do today to be at home within yourself. A center of inner peace is strengthened through mindful attention—leave it up to everyone else, and that peace seems little far-fetched. That’s what coming home to yourself feels like: a peaceful strength, a sanctuary.