At the Level of Daily Life, There is Loss

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At the level of daily life, there is loss. If we spiritualize it away, we cannot use it to grow. …This usually means allowing ourselves to be touched by life, to participate in it. We learn by experience. The unexperienced life does not teach anybody anything. There are no spiritual shortcuts. Rachel Naomi Remen. Related Posts:Curing – Strengthening – HealingCompassion and Our Capacity to SufferingMerry Christmas! (What Does That Mean?)Contemplative Handwork™Wilderness – a Place of Learning, Spiritual Growth andSharon’s ModalitiesMuch of Enjoying Life Is in the DetailsWhen an Idea Comes to Us

The Next Best Thing to Winning Is Losing!

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The next best thing to winning is losing! At least you’ve been in the race. Nellie Hershey Tullis Related Posts:Failure Is Not The Falling Down but The Staying DownBe Willing to Share PainThe Changing of Seasons is a Perfect Time to Make Changes inLife’s A Bicycle Audio SeminarSeven Steps To Overcome CSIGY OverwhelmSeven Steps to Overcoming OverwhelmLife Lessons Learned While QuiltingHigh Sensitivity

LifeStick

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When we make things with our hands that represent our inner process, the practice of making them helps us grasp that lasting healing, growth and change don’t happen in an instant. They take time, creativity and action, the same as crafting our symbolic objects does.   ScrapLady Sharon Related Posts:Valentine’s Day can be painful for CASIGYs with…Contemplative Handwork™Happy CASIGY™ Mother’s DayHow to Spring Into LifeTransforming Compassion FatigueCreative and Contemplative Handwork Is a Deep PracticeMy SoulShirt PlayShopTransforming Burnout

Consciousness Brings More Pain, but It Also Brings More Joy

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Consciousness brings more pain, but it also brings more joy. Because as you go further into the desert—if you go far enough—you will begin to discover little patches of green, little oases that you had never seen before. And if you go still further, you may even discover some streams of living water underneath the sand, or if you go still further, you may even be able to fulfill your own ultimate destiny. Scott Peck Related Posts:We Cannot Go Back. We Can Only Go ForwardBe Willing to Share PainMission StatementAn Alone JourneyBecoming More ConsciousAbandon the Urge to Simplify EverythingFacing Pain …

How to Transform as You Come Back From Adversity

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Hannah, a doll made from a stray sock, is quite a helpless creature. Hannah sometimes has days with her face in the dirt, like a caterpillar.     When she can’t take any more of life’s dirt, she creates a cocoon for herself, Where she can heal, rejuvenate and recreate herself. But eventually the cocoon becomes a prison, and she finds a way to break out. As she emerges, she discovers that while cocooning, she has been transformed. Hannah is helpless no longer; she can fly wherever she pleases. Helpless Hannah has become the Comeback Queen! By following Hannah’s process …

Wilderness – a Place of Learning, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

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Ironically, according to ancient legend, the word Wilderness didn’t conjure up a place of punishment, but rather a place of learning, spiritual growth, understanding, healing and accomplishment. It referred to a wellspring of Divine energy in the guise of despair, hardship and pain; your experience in the wilderness was designed to prepare or propel you toward your destiny. Or pry you loose from whatever was keeping you from it. Sarah Ban Breathnach Related Posts:The WildernessArt and SoulSharon’s ModalitiesCASIGY Book ListCASIGY’s Secrets to Overcoming Holiday Blues –…Different By DesignTips for Starting the New Year Off RightHow to Spring Into Life

Providence

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Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them. –Anne-Sophie Swethine Related Posts:Surrender the Moments as They PassThe Larger Fabric of ValuesCreative Coping, Healing and TransformationEncouraging Sensitive and Gifted Students: You Are DifferentFinding Beauty in Life’s ScrapsHow to Heal from Life’s Hurts-An Intuitive, Creative…AboutAre You Facing Adversity

Our Way Is Not Soft Grass

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Our way is not soft grass, it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun. Dr. Ruth Westheimer Related Posts:We Cannot Go Back. We Can Only Go ForwardHow to Spring Into LifeMovement, Health and Happiness For Sensitive and Gifted…Encouraging CASIGYsA Career Path Suited to Gifted AdultsA Career Path Suited to Gifted AdultsCompost is Nature’s Original Recycling ProjectFacing Pain Truthfully

We Cannot Go Back. We Can Only Go Forward

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We cannot go back. We can only go forward. To go back to Eden would be like trying to return to our mother’s womb, to infancy. Since we cannot go back, we must grow up. We can only go forward through the desert of life, making our way painfully over parched and barren ground into increasingly deeper levels of consciousness. Scott Peck Related Posts:Consciousness Brings More Pain, but It Also Brings More JoyAn Alone JourneyBecoming More ConsciousAbandon the Urge to Simplify EverythingBe Willing to Share PainTurn Aside Your Dream and It Will Come Back to You AgainFacing Pain TruthfullyOur Way …

Solutions to Problems May Be Found in the Circumstances

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There is no problem which does not have an appropriate solution. . . the solution often may be found in the circumstances creating the problem. – Napoleon Hill Related Posts:The First Duty of Every Human BeingLife Is Not a Problem To Be SolvedCompost is Nature’s Original Recycling ProjectGiftednessCreating Our WorldCreating Beauty from Life’s Scraps: The Foggy Days…Creating Beauty From Life’s ScrapsA SoulShirt™ = Wearing Your Soul On Your Sleeve –…