Friday, January 4, 2013

Let Yourself Swim

"Whatever our path, whatever the color or grain of our days, whatever riddles we must solve to stay alive, the secret of life somehow always has to do with the awakening and freeing of what has been asleep....the soul is a tiny thing that brings us peace and joy when we let it swim." Mark Nepo

The first entry in what became one of many gratitude journals was August 15, 2005. The next day I wrote, "Felt my creativity awakening." Thanks to Oprah, the goddess of daytime television, most evenings before bed I wrote down five things I was grateful for. Gradually in a desperate time, this morphed into writing daily prayers. Slowly and shyly I began sharing these prayers with friends who encouraged me to do something more than keep them to myself. Praying, much less writing prayers down and sharing them, was totally foreign but surprisingly comforting to me. I'm still dog paddling and wagging my tail.

Baruch ata adonai...it's all true. Slowly but surely, practice, practice, practice, and "the soul is a tiny thing that brings us peace and joy when we let it swim." Thank you. Amen

5 comments:

  1. What beauty you are sharing with the world....

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    1. I love your paint it out blog of 1/10. Barbara

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  2. Ahhhhhh...ohhhhhmmmmmmm... I can feel my soul swimming in the ocean of abundance. Thank you for this lovely, heartfelt moment.

    So glad I popped over from Creative Every Day today!

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    1. I am too. There's a lot going on at your blog! Barbara

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  3. Love this quote and your prayer

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