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find your rhythm

 

resume your dance

Isadora Duncan was a famous American dancer.    please click on to enlarge. thank you.

wake up.

resume your dance.

let every cell in your body remember their rhythm.

find your feet, grapple,

find your ground, dig,

touch the earth, reach out, strain yourself,

come back to your voice.

you are beloved.

wake up

This excerpt is part of Estes’ discussion, in her book Women Who Run With the Wolves, using the tale of The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, that one of the girl who froze while trying to sell matches on the street but instead lit them one after the other in attempts to keep warm/safe/comfortable.

captured from Women Who Run With the Wolves page, slightly edited

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find your laughter

(edited April 5, 2014)

!good morning

🙂

…for a long time, some time ago, I didn’t know that I was sick until I realized that I had lost my laughter…

 wwrwtw _black  If you have not come across the author/psychiatrist/storyteller [Dr.] Clarissa Pinkola Estes, or anyone like her, or just anyone that even a tiny bit slightly resembles what her book, Women Who Run With The Wolves, brings to the noosphere, then let me introduce her name to you with a quote from that book, on laughter (to enlarge images, please click on them)

🙂

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… this is where the quote may be found on the net:

on laughter _ wwrwtw _estes

 

… laughter is essential … if you don’t have it yet, your particular kind of laughter, the one that connects you to your beating heart, the one right there, at the core of you, or, if you’ve lost it, then may you gather your strength in order to find it … !and this goes for everyone, of course! … the book is for everyone, so the author emphasizes, despite its title 😉

ciao for now

chic and pretty ... beauty defined

chic and pretty … beauty defined

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The One You Feed

“A fight is going on inside me,” said an old man to his son. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you.”

The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, “Which wolf will win?”

The old man replied simply, “The one you feed.”

— by Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

————————————————————————————–pack, winter

I came across a book which made me appreciate wolves. It’s “Women Who Run with the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. It’s easily among the best books I have and will ever come across. It’s about making choices, looking beyond the box, being appreciative of who and where you are, genuinely loving oneself so as to genuinely love another.Women Who Run With the Wolves cover

I came across an interview with Sting. I like it that he likes Mahatma Gandhi. I like it that he puts his optimism into his songs. He just used different words but I see that he’s actually putting across what the excerpt above says.

I came across a theologian who said that the beauty of the Bible lies in the fact that there is a God who one day will redeem humanity [has redeemed humanity]—that this is the fate of humanity—, and not in the fact that the end is punishment/destruction and death, despite the mess we find ourselves in right now.

Another book that’s among the top of my list is “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. It’s a short read and it has the feel of a documentary-for-life. It’s about survival in the midst of the most dire straits. It speaks for humanity.

I like it that both books that I mentioned were written by psychiatrists who are not just “clinical” but are real flesh-and-blood humans with beating hearts. I like both Sting and the Mahatma, very much. I like the message of hope that I choose to listen to from the Bible, and that’s why I like the Bible, too.