Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: listen willingly

SOULquote: To listen is to lean in softly with a willingness to be changed by what we hear.~Mark Nepo SOULfirmation:"I listen with an open mind."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SOULQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)Do you REALLY listen? Are you willing to be changed by what you hear?

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: not limited

SOULquote: Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.~Dr. Mae Jemison SOULfirmation:"I will not be limited."(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 limitations have been projected onto you?    Have you allowed any of them to limit your choices and actions? What internalized limits will you…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: reconnecting from detachment

SOULquote: We used to be connected, who detached us?~Nipsey Hussle SOULfirmation:"I will reconnect."(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 you detached from that prevents you from living more fully and optimally?  What impact does being detached have on your well-being? your relationships? your community? What…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: soul opening

SOULquote: One day my soul just opened up and things started happenin' that I can't quite explain.~Gemmia L. Vanzant SOULfirmation:"I will create space for my soul to open up."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SOULQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)Have you had experiences of your soul feeling wide open? when you…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: plant your tree

SOULquote: Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.~Martin Luther King, Jr. SOULfirmation:"I will plant my tree."(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 are the roots and fruits of the trees planted by your life…

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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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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: unplugged

SOULquote: Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… including you.~Anne Lamott SOULfirmation:"I can choose to unplug for a few minutes."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SOULQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)From what do you need to unplug?

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: power to choose

SOULquote: "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." ~Viktor E. Frankl SOULfirmation:"I have the power to choose my response."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SOULQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)How will…

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