“You Are the Beauty of the Dancer”

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A lovely song….
“The Beauty of the Dancer……”

 

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youtube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lax7fxdOnVU

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Part of Nurturing Thursdays at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.  Please link to Becca’s blog for her Nurturing Thursday post and links to posts of other Nurturing Thursday bloggers.

 

 

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Sharing blessings with each other… nourishment, clarity, fluency, protection and love…

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“Beannacht”
the last few lines from a lovely blessing by John O’Donohue
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May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours
And so may a slow wind wrap these words of love around you,
An invisible cloak to mind your life

 

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Opening to the deepening awareness that we’re creating  so many dreams…
developing awareness of the existence of our daytime dreams
awareness of creating our daytime dreams…
awareness of living our daytime dreams…

 

And so…….
choosing to create and share positive dreams…
dreams…upon dreams…upon dreams

 

…dreams…upon dreams…upon dreams…
dreams where we’re creating and sharing
…goodness, kindness, love…
…nourishment, clarity, fluency, protection…
…….love…….

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dreams upon dreams forest both 777

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This is a “dream” that I have….

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May we share abundant blessings of
nourishment, clarity, fluency, protection and love
 
creating and sharing….
dreams…upon dreams..upon dreams…
creating and sharing…
a multitude of 
invisible cloaks of love
to nourish, nurture and enrich
ours and each other’s hearts and lives

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Nurturing Thursday…sharing nurturing ideas…hosted at Becca Given’s Blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.  Please visit Becca’s blog for links to post by many nurturing bloggers.

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Previous Nurturing Thursday posts on Pocket Perspectives: links to some previous Nurturing Thursday Pocket Perspectives posts

 

 

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The extraordinary power of kindness…for opening the “shutters” on our hearts

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Perhaps, some days we might feel more “open-hearted”…
our hearts feeling
warm, loving, loved, connected and full.

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Other days, we might feel a bit like there are
“shutters” over our hearts…
maybe a bit closed, cut off, removed…?
possibly a bit worried, concerned or sad…?

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But…
through the years,
I’ve notice something…

 I’ve noticed…
kindness can help to open the shutters on a heart,
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whether we might be offering kindness or receiving kindness…
it can help open the shutters on each and every one of our hearts

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Perhaps, you might be feeling a sense of a “shuttered” heart?

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So hard to see out?
So hard to let “light” in?
“Shutters” seeming to be firmly in place?
“Light” just not seeming to come through?

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But then,
perhaps, some kindness is offered…?
perhaps, some kindness is received…?

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A little bit of kindness,
and some more kindness,
and some more kindness,
slowly, slowly adding warmth and strength,
helping to open those shutters on our hearts
. . . . . . . light seeping in . . . . . . .

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…..little…..by little…..by little…..

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Opening those shutters…
maybe even….shrinking their size…
little by little……light coming in…….

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Kindness…
perhaps offered…perhaps received,
perhaps both offered and received,
such an extraordinarily simple, generous gift,
a truly precious gift….
a gift that can open the shutters on each and every one of our hearts

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May we offer and receive abundant kindness throughout this day…
…kindness…
opening the “shutters” on all of our hearts…
letting in warmth, goodness, beauty and “light”
…..offering and receiving …..
goodness, kindness and love,
…kindness…
opening the shutters on our hearts

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opening shutters...faith in goodness, kindness and love

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Participant in Nurturing Thursdays, hosted at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.  Please visit Becca’s blog for viewing her Nurturing Thursday post and for linking to other posts by Nurturing Thursday participants.

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Flying on the wings of….. kindness, appreciation, compassion and persistence

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A  wish…
that we may fly on the wings of…..
kindness, appreciation, compassion and persistence

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 Expanding upon this wish…
with words from Brother David Steindl-Rast,
from his beautiful and inspiring video “A Good Day”

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“So these are just a few of an enormous number of gifts to which you can open your heart.  And so I wish that you would open your heart to all of these blessings and let them flow through you.”     (from  “A Good Day”)


“That everyone you meet today will be blessed by you….
just by your eyes…
by your smile…
by your touch…
by your presence…
and let them flow through you.
Let the gratefulness overflow into blessings all around you.
And then it would really be a good day.”l ou.
(from  “A Good Day”)

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butterfly kindness gratefulness Br Steindl Rast

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flying on our own wings,
wings with so many precious qualities delicately woven into them…
flying gracefully along,
with kindness, appreciation, compassion and persistence…
with strength and courage
and perhaps even…
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a sincere and heartfelt wish

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A full transcript, below, of  the words in the video, “The Good Day,”
These same word, spoken by Br. Steindl-Rast, are also part of the wonderful Louie Schwartzberg TED video Gratitude. (starting at 4:44 into that video)

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Part of Nurturing Thursday, hosted by Becca Givens at “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.”  Please visit Becca’s blog for her Nurturing Thurday post and for links to other Nurturing Thursday bloggers.

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“Friday Wishes” …. feeling the goodness of giving and receiving caring, kindness, good will…..

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“Friday Wishes”

Feeling the goodness of giving and receiving…
…….feelings of being cared about…….
…….warmth, goodness, kindness and love…….
…….appreciation, affection and nurturing…….
…….gentle encouragement and support…….
…….uplifting positive energy…….
…….giving and receiving kindness, goodness, caring and good will…..
…………..Friday Wishes…………….

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“Pausing…noticing…appreciating…being grateful…” Nurturing Thursday

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Part of Nurturing Thursday, hosted at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. Please visit Becca’s blog for her Nurturing Thursday post and to link to posts by other Nurturing Thursday bloggers.

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“Friday Wishes” …. An Irish Blessing: May the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face….

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An Irish blessing….

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An Irish blessing….a long ago gift from my aunt, a blessing that hangs above the bed, nestled warmly into a scarf, resting upon a textured tapestry of comfort…extending the wishes and blessings to all…loving kindness wishes….combining multiple traditions, numerous cultures, universal wishes…

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May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand

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May we all feel…
happy and contented,
healthy and strong,
safe and protected
and living with ease…

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 “May the Road Rise to Meet You”  a lovely song, written and sung by Roger McGuinn, formerly of The Byrds

 

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