Thursday, January 30, 2014

Some Uplifting Engagement

So this week my friend Sola and I sent a little email out. It was the old school style of a chain letter, but basically sans the curse of "you're going to hit by a car" or "something bad is going to happen to someone you love."

Rather, we realized we get a lot o' junk in our inboxes. So, let's invite some uplifting exchanges. Collective and constructive. 

We asked that a select few send out to a select few and they respond back with a favorite text/verse/poem/prayer/meditation that has lifted them when they were experiencing challenging times. And it was awesome. Getting emails from people I didn't know was really exciting, touching, and made me realize I don't really care about a GAP flash sale on underwear. Some authentic communicado is the best.

Here's a few I thought I'd share:

She believed she could. So she did.

“Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don't know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going? Since you know, after all, that you are in the midst of transitions and you wished for nothing so much as to change. If there is anything unhealthy in your reactions, just bear in mind that sickness is the means by which an organism frees itself from what is alien; so one must simply help it to be sick, to have its whole sickness and to break out with it, since that is the way it gets better.”  ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."  - B. Franklin

"There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life - happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else." - Peyton Conway March

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would
still plant my apple tree." - Martin Luther

"Rejection is God's protection.
NO stands for a New Opportunity."

"To get something you never had, You have to do something you've never done..."

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"

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