Life Knocks At Our Door

Life knocks at our door everyday.
Life will keep knocking whether we answer the door or not.
Life knocks at our door at this particular time for a reason.
We often feel unprepared to open the door when Life knocks.
The knock is not for our neighbour.  It is not a mistake.
It didn’t come before we were ready.
It is ours to recognize that the knock on the door is for us
and that it comes at the right time.
The way we answer the door when life knocks,
shapes today and every day that follows.

~Theresa Brown “Humble Heroes on EPIC Journeys”

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Living In Peace

Clematis

Nonviolence is the foundational, universal ethic for building a culture of peace, disarmament and development. A spiritual orientation, a way of life, and a practical tool, nonviolence confronts violence without using violence, creates constructive alternatives and calls us to share the fullness of life with one another on this fragile planet, what Pope Francis has called “our common home.”
~Richard Rohr

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I Wonder Who Lives Here

Wild Pacific Trail Ucluelet, BC

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Fault Lines

We draw blame lines,
appease our minds
until one day we see
the line somebody else has drawn
points directly at me.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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I’d Rather Fly Low


Flying just above the trees
sails luff in the gentle breeze,
dinky toy cars on highway one,
windows sparkle in rising sun.
Gravel pit is a child’s sand box,
Mount Richardson, a pile of rocks,
tide is out in Davis Bay.
It’s worth whatever I had to pay
A peaceful, quiet way;
forget BC Ferries and traffic flow –
I’d rather fly low.

©2016 Sharron R. McMillan

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Being You

You are damaged and broken and unhinged.
But so are shooting stars and comets.
~Nikita Gill

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The Cause Of Our Unhappiness

It is our resistance to things as they are that causes most of our unhappiness. ~Richard Rohr

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May I Be Truly Happy and Free

Wild Pacific Trail Ucluelet, B.C.

May I be filled with loving kindness,
May I be well, in body and in spirit,
May I be safe, from inner and outer dangers,
May I be truly happy,
and free.

©Jack Kornfield

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Home

Home is where we store our stories, till that story ends.
Boxes full, we start new pages, find new homes, new friends.

We leave behind the faintest essence of our story’s theme,
what we loved above all else, an outline of our dream.

A door removed for wheelchair access, doggy scratches on oak floors,
exquisite beauty of a garden, stained glass windows in the doors.

Epic tales of love and valour, one-act plays and all,
we settle in to add our chapter to the stories in the walls.

©2016 Sharron R. McMillan

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Choices

Doubt sees the obstacles;
faith sees the way.
Doubt sees the darkest night;
faith sees the day.
Doubt dreads to take a step;
faith soars on high.
Doubt questions, “Who believes?”
faith answers, “I”.
~Unknown

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Not A Stranger

You didn’t come into this world.
You came 
out of it, like a wave from the ocean.
You are not a stranger here.
Alan Watts

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Repeat Daily

Everything starts with me.
I have the power to change today.
I take responsibility for my life.
Great blessings are headed my way

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Monster In The Woods

Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet,BC, Canada

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Forest Bathing

Shinrin-yoku

Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
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True Wisdom

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
~Socrates

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