How gentle are you with yourself and others?

 
 

“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance, and none can say why some fields will blossom and others lay brown beneath the August sun.

Care for those around you. Look past your differences. Their dreams are no less than yours, their choices in life no more easily made.

And give. Give in any way you can, of whatever you possess. To give is to love. To withhold is to wither. Care less for your harvest than how it is shared, and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace.”
Kent Nerburn, http://kentnerburn.com

Art: Serenity by Laura Vasquez Rodriguez,

Shared by “Maggie”and “Nancy”

How able are you to see beyond your own time?

 
 
 
Curanderismo, the Healing Art of Mexico's photo.
Painting courtesy of www.Artemaya.com
Curanderismo, the Healing Art of Mexico

“The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time.

…To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle.

Perhaps the wilderness we fear is the pause between our own heartbeats, the silent space that says we live only by grace.

Wilderness lives by this same grace.

Wild mercy is in our hands.”

-Terry Tempest Williams, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

Shared by “Nancy”