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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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: how you see

SOULquote: "How we see will largely determine what we see." ~Richard Rohr SOULfirmation:"I see through the eyes of loving and conscious awareness."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SOULQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)Through what lens do you see things?

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: practice surrender

SOULquote: "The answer to control is practicing surrender." ~Madisyn Taylor SOULfirmation:"I am releasing what is not in my control."(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 you spending your energy trying to control or hold on to?

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: inner/outer life

SOULquote: "There is no inner life that is not also an outer life." ~Rufus Matthew Jones SOULfirmation:"I will nurture my inner life."(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 is your inner life showing up in your outer life?

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: soul speaking

SOULquote: "Quiet the mind and the soul will speak." ~Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati SOULfirmation:"Shhhh...soul is speaking."(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 creating the time and space in your life to listen to the voice of your soul?

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: true masterpiece

  SOULquote: "Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others." ~John Wooden SOULfirmation:"I will make today a masterpiece day of truth, authenticity, and helping."(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 will you do to make today a masterpiece day?

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