Posts tagged ‘soul’

May 1, 2016

Spring cleaning for the soul

Thought of the day, courtesy of 19th-century English novelist and poet Dinah M. Craik:

Keep what is worth keeping and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

You can create so much more energy and space in your life — to both give and receive — if you gently let go of those pieces that no longer serve you, be they activities, commitments, relationships, perspectives or beliefs.

Life is meant to ebb and flow, to empty and fill, not to grasp and cling, dig in and hold on.

Fill your lungs full. Then let go, with love. ❤

March 28, 2016

Let your soul speak

Thought of the moment, courtesy of French philosopher Simone Weil:

The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry.

May 13, 2014

Soul: fire and clay and everything in between

From the novel The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd:

Soul. The word rebounded in me, and I wondered, as I often had, what it was exactly. People talked about it all the time, but did anybody actually know? Sometimes I’d pictured it like a pilot light burning inside a person — a drop of fire from the invisible inferno people called God. Or a squashy substance, like a piece of clay or dental mold, which collected the sum a person’s experiences — a million indentations of happiness, desperation, fear, all the small piercings of beauty we’ve ever known.

Soul. What is yours made of?

November 8, 2013

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” (Victor Borge)

Just had a good dinner and a good laugh with a new friend.

Laughter: it cleans out the soul, puts a shine on your face, and leaves you fresh to travel the path before you.

This weekend, get out there and laugh. It does a body good.