“Our goal while on this earth is to transcend our illusions and discover the innate power of spirit. We are responsible for what we create, and we must therefore learn to act and think with love and wisdom and to live in service to others and all of life.”
Anatomy of Spirit by Caroline Myss
I’ve been typing out my journals of poetry and musings for a few years now, more often now than when I began this process. I feel a momentum to it now and am enjoying the process. I have large storage bin full of journals that I’m sifting through (in no particular order) as I create a manuscript that will eventually be books or volumes of poetry to publish. This is part of why I started this blog, a place to organize some of it and tip toe into the world of sharing. Somehow it feels more risky than what I do when I write a song and sing it. That is part of why I’m reluctant in posting poems more often; that and just the quantity to choose from can be daunting (same goes for choosing photos).
Throughout my journals over the years, I’ve written down many quotes that were especially important to me at the time, or that I related to, or related to what I was going through. I find that the quotes still inspire and move me, and often times I read them at just the right moment (again).
I opened a new (old) journal to begin typing today, and the very first thing written in this journal (from November 2004!), was today’s quote at the top of this post. And it is exactly what I needed to read today! Caroline Myss is an incredible author and teacher, and her books always nudge me toward growth. Ten years go by, and we change and grow, we review and renew, and yet remain ourselves. Fascinating, this life. Thank you for sharing and participating in the journey. Be well and safe travels!