Eloise Klein Healy, former Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, has encapsulated so much in the two short stanzas of her poem "Iris".
BY VANESSA ABLE Since before they could talk, they knew. The fearlessness of a pre-schooler's heart that knows no endings.
Osho on how clinging to a particular idea of love can make a marriage stale and how chasing after security can dampen the dynamic beauty of being in a constantly changing world.
"Only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn’t exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being." - Rainer Maria Rilke This passage from a letter is the source of one of the poet Rainer Maria… Continue reading The Only Kind of Courage That is Required of Us
Mary Oliver's poem When Death Comes is a meditation on death and an uplifting reminder of the joy and importance of a life well-lived.
Ruth King is a writer and Buddhist teacher who focuses on working with racial identity in learning meditation and using the tools of spiritual practice to examine one's own racial being. King combines western psychology with eastern philosophy and indigenous wisdom to coach her students in becoming more aware of their underlying areas of fear and vulnerability as well as the key points of their own rigidity.
According to David Whyte, solace is the art of asking the beautiful and often difficult question of ourselves, something that also requires courage.
For the former Unitarian minister, relations with other people evoke in us the call towards both truth and tenderness, asking at their highest level not for daintiness, but for the 'roughest courage.