“Listen to the Mustn’ts, child,
Listen to the Don’ts.
Listen to the Shouldn’ts,
Listen to the Never Haves,
Then listen close to me.
ANYTHING can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.”
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”
“You are not your ego
Nor the size of clothes you wear,
You are not a weight,
Or the color of your hair.
You are not your name,
Or the dimples in your cheeks,
You are all the books you read,
And all the Words you speak,
You are your croaky morning voice,
And the smiles you try to hide,
You’re the sweetness in your laughter,
And every tear you’ve cried,
You’re the songs you sing so loudly,
When you know you’re all alone,
You’re the places that you’ve been to,
And the one that you call home,
You’re the things that you believe in,
And the people that you love,
You’re the photos in your bedroom,
And the future you dream of,
You’re made of so much beauty,
But it seems that you forgot,
When you decided that you were defined,
By all the things you’re not.”
“If you cannot move forward in peace, stand still in silence. When the silence begins to sing, move with the song.”
~Heather K. O’Hara
“Approaching the twilight of my existence I bless you life… Because you never gave me either deceitful hopes, or unjust foils, nor underserved endurances…
Because I see, at the end of my ruggedy trail; that I was the architect of my own fate.
That if I extracted the bile or honey of things, was because I put in them bile or zesty honey.
When I planted rose bushes I harvested always roses.
It’s true that to my exuberance has followed the winter; but you didn’t tell me that May was going to be eternal…
I found undoubtedly, too long the nights of my sorrows; but you didn’t promise me only merry nights and in exchange I had other nights reverently serene.
I loved and I was loved. The sun shined on my face…Life you owe me nothing. Life we are of peace.”
“If you want to awaken all of humaniy,
then awaken all of yourself.
If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world ,
then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give
is that of your own self-transformation.”