Welcome to Listen to Your Life

 

I Invite you all to travel over to https://listeningtomylife.blog/blog/

Here you can drink in and savor the wisdom and experience of my dear friend, teacher and soulmate.  This is a recent offering:

 

The Sage Must Travel Light

A friend sent me this poem today and I wanted to share it with you.  This is the spiritual journey for me–letting go of all those old stories that keep me from living in peace.  I love the image of the backpack.  Getting rid of those old emotions that hold us in a tight knot.  Filling our backpacks with compassion brings forth a sense of connection.  May it be so!!

            The Sage Must Travel Light
    Youth can carry a heavy load day after day
        Without noticing the damaging effects.
        But the sage must lay down the burden.
                    Resentments, regrets,
                        Injuries, slights,
            Grudges and disappointments
                Are much too cumbersome
    For a person of wisdom and contentment.
                The sage must travel light.
            There is a backpack in the mind
        Which over the years, has become
                Filled with rocks and stones.
    You do not have to carry them anymore.
                You can empty your pack
               And carry only compassion
                From one day to the next.
                        William Martin

4 thoughts on “Welcome to Listen to Your Life

  1. Yes, letting go of resentments can lighten the load a lot. Makes life much more pleasant, at least that has been so for me.

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  2. Thanks Rita, already there. And on to your blog too.

    Hope this awful weather finds a peaceful soul at your home. I’m such a crab these days, sidling through the rain grousing at the wind and generally being a naughty girl. I had the opportunity to lead the womens circle today at Catherine Place and decided, in a storm, to focus on gratitude……it actually helped.

    Will you be able to attend our retreat day (first day of sisters assembly) in June? If you need a ride I’m sure we can arrange something, just let us know. Stay dry and warm. You are loved.

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    “The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.” *— Maya Angelou *

    On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 3:06 PM, Spirituality Without Borders: Reflections

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