“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
— Kahlil Gibran
“There are times when we do not recognize that it is time for us to move forward. When life is ready for us to move and we resist, life will move us by any means necessary. What may feel like a disaster is actually a graduation. Remain open to being guided, supported and protected by the universe.”
— Iyanla Vanzant
“A belief may be comforting. Only through your own experience, however, does it become liberating.”
— Eckhart Tolle

wind-singer:

Thank you for the kind messages and prayers and thoughts regarding the post that I made about the fires out here by our Tiger Sanctuary!!!

I am so grateful for you all! And grateful in general!
Right after I posted my message to you and we had started chanting, the winds died down, the clouds opened up and it rained for 10min and put a huge chunk of the main fire out and the fireman finished the job! Yes! They have informed us that the secondary fire will be out by the morning.

Thank you thank you thank you!

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My turn to ask for immediate prayers and thoughts

wind-singer:

There are fires burning close to my friends’ houses right across the highway from our Oregon Tiger Sanctuary and 5 miles up the road as well.

Please pray for the immediate cessation of these fires if you are willing or any and all good thoughts for the animals and my friends are greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

"…grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned”

“Many people have the desire to let go, but they’re not able to do so because they don’t yet have enough insight; they haven’t seen other alternatives, other doorways to peace and happiness. Fear is an element that prevents us from letting go. We’re fearful that if we let go we’ll have nothing else to cling to. Letting go is a practice; it’s an art. One day, when you’re strong enough and determined enough, you’ll let go of the afflictions that make you suffer.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via d-johann-h)

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“Spiritual awakening is about discovering what’s true. Anything that’s not about getting to the truth must be discarded. Truth isn’t about knowing things; you already know too much. It’s about unknowing. It’s not about becoming true; it’s about unbecoming false so that all that’s left is truth.”
— Jed McKenna
“If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.”
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