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 and Reflections: “Refuse, Release, and Reconnect”

   Dr. Shelly's SOULreflections (Reflections that emerged from my SOULquote meditation)  SOULquote: We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.~Jean-Paul Sartre   Sartre wrote this in his forward to Franz Fanon's "Wretched of the Earth", one of several works where Fanon explored the damage and devastation of colonialism and…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote and Reflections: “The Loads We Carry”

 Dr. Shelly's SOULreflections (Reflections that emerged from my SOULquote meditation)  SOULquote: Its not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.~Lena Horne   I've been a bit down this week. Coming back from my recent week-long silent retreat brought me back into ongoing contact with email, deadlines, commitments, and exposure to my triggers.  It was truly liberating…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote and Reflections: “Seeing the Good is an Act of Resistance”

  Dr. Shelly's SOULreflections (Reflections that emerged from my SOULquote meditation)  Sometimes I look around at this world and get flooded with outrage, deep sadness, a sense of hopelessness, and intense anger. Things are pretty f'd up. There are injustices and abuses that we must not ignore. I believe anger is an important emotion. It alerts us to pay attention…

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