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Transformation of Silence

In the transformation of silence into language and action, it is vitally necessary for each one of us to establish or examine her function in that transformation and to recognize her role as vital within that transformation.

For those of us who write, it is necessary to scrutinize not only the truth of what we speak, but the truth of that language by which we speak it. For others, it is to share and spread also those words that are meaningful to us. But primarily for us all, it is necessary to teach by living and speaking those truths which we believe and know beyond understanding. Because in this way alone we can survive, by taking part in a process of life that is creative and continuing, that is growth.

– Audre Lorde

Close the Cycle

Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them… Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.”
― Paulo Coelho

Find Herself

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She is going to find herself
when she is meant to find herself.
In the wrong or in the right place.
In this space or in the next.
Today or tomorrow.
Tomorrow is drowning drunk in love,
in inspiration.
In the things she cannot understand,
But there will always be
something happening to her,
and something will always be changing her.
Something to bring herself closer to herself.

She will continue, she will endure and grow.
And the way she will see the world
will be nothing more, but a reflection
of herself.
And all at once, the search will be beautiful.

The birth of a flower is one to remember,
the moment we all pay attention to her bloom.

– R. M. Drake

The Door

“The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend”

― Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception

The Beauty of Letting Go…

You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”
― C. JoyBell C.

As the sunshine spilled down on me, it felt as if the warmth was melting away an iciness that had taken hold of my bones for far longer than I had realized. All manner of cliches that you hear about washed over me – the weight from my shoulders was gone, I felt as though I could breathe better than ever before, and I couldn’t seem to wipe the genuine smile off my face. In a single moment I felt as though I had been let free from a cage I had been trapped in for years.

Such is the beauty of letting go. It can be anything that is holding you back, but once you’re free it’s as if the possibilities are endless. In my case, as I imagine happens often, I didn’t realize just how much I was being held back. In an instant I realized that for six long years, this had always been on the back of my mind and holding me back in a way I never could truly see. It’s as my wise cousin said, “now you can truly move on.”

Now you can truly move on – what beauty there is in that phrase. Those words provided another light bulb moment. I had been holding onto this small what if chance for so long that it ruled my thoughts in a way that was ever present without being in the forefront. Coming forth whenever I deemed it convenient. Letting it go means never again will I fall back on that comforting notion.

For the first time in a long time, the possibilities seem endless. It’s as though the world was renewed just for me and there’s a whole host of adventures awaiting me. I’m excited to discover just what they are.

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
― Steve Maraboli

The Storm

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“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

―Haruki Murakami