Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: defining ourselves

SoulQuotes:If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive. ~Audre Lorde As long as we are not ourselves, we will try to be what other people are. ~Malidoma Patrice Somé   SOULfirmation:"I DEFINE MYSELF."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: the quiet within

SoulQuote:Learn to be quiet enough to hear the sound of the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others. ~Marian Wright Edelman   SOULfirmation:"I LISTEN FOR THE GENUINE WITHIN."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)How will you create more opportunities to listen for…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: where you have been

SoulQuote:You can never know where you are going, unless you know where you have been. ~Amelia Boynton Robinson   SOULfirmation:"I KNOW WHERE I HAVE BEEN."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What roads have you traveled along your life journey?  What roads have your ancestors traveled? How…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: knowing patience

SoulQuote:The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. ~Erik Erikson   SOULfirmation:"PATIENCE EMERGES FROM INNER WISDOM."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)With whom do you need to be more patient?          

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: part of us (grieving Kobe)

SoulQuote:What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us. ~Helen Keller   Dr. Shelly's SoulQuote Reflections: What I Have Learned About GriefLike so many others, I have been affected deeply by the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and the other precious lives lost in that…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: freedom to err

SoulQuote:Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote the freedom to err. ~Mahatma Gandhi SOULfirmation:"I ERR, I EVOLVE."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)Do you give yourself the freedom of your humanness to not be perfect? How harsh or unforgiving is your inner critic…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: magic in the moment

SoulQuote:Each moment is magical, precious, and complete and will never exist again. ~Susan L. Taylor SOULfirmation:"SEE THE MAGIC IN THE MOMENT."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What helps you see (and appreciate!) the magic and preciousness in the moment? What can you do to more fully…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: making, doing, and being peace

SoulQuote:Peace isn't something you wish for, it's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away. ~Robert Fulghum SOULfirmation:"MAKE PEACE, DO PEACE, BE PEACE."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)When have you felt a deep sense of inner peace? What brings…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: forgiveness frees

SoulQuote: It's not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you. ~Tyler Perry SOULfirmation:"I  will let forgiveness free my soul."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SoulQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What (or who) are you ready…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: purge yourself

SOULquote: Sometimes you've got to let everything go-- purge yourself... Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out. ~Tina Turner SOULfirmation:"I free my true being into expression."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SOULQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What do you need to purge in…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: after the rain

SOULquote: And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton SOULfirmation:"I look upwards."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SOULQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)Where do you look after it rains on your parade?

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: rooted from within

SOULquote: Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in roots. ~Rumi SOULfirmation:"My roots nourish my soul."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SOULQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation) What are your roots? What makes you feel rooted?(strong values? loved ones? ancestors? spirituality?) What shiny objects hanging from branches…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: fully seen

SOULquote: To be fully seen by somebody...and be loved anyhow, this is a human offering that can border on miraculous. ~Elizabeth Gilbert SOULfirmation:"I am willing to be seen."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SOULQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)Are you willing to be fully seen and known?

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