Wonder Day - Tara Brach

The ongoing evolution that seems to be happening through this bodymind is an awakening of loving awareness…the more it emerges, the more my prayer is to live from that presence, to “be” that loving. Often that takes the form of seeing our shared vulnerability and holding with care, and seeing the beauty and goodness that lives through all of us.

While the evolution feels like grace (not a self doing something) there seems a natural draw to serving and savoring; to quieting, letting be and to prayer, that this heart and mind continue awakening.  I’m inspired by the following, from the poet Hafiz:

Ask the Friend for love, ask him again.
For I have found that every heart will get what it prays for most.

Tara Brach - meditation teacher, author, and clinical psychologist
Find her on Facebook.
(First published 1.16.14)

Wonder Day - Joe Reilly

I have made and continue to make efforts at transforming my suffering into compassion, that I may be of better service to others and that I may be happy.

Joe Reilly - singer, songwriter, educator
Joe's website and Facebook page, his song Breathing 
Image credit: Chad Skeers Photography 

Wonder Day - Herbert Jay Bacchus

I changed the internal voice I discipline myself with from condescending and snide, to the gentle and patient tone I use with my children. - Herbert Jay Bacchus (Bert) 

Wonder Day

Never underestimate the gift of a smile. 

The older I get the more determined I am to make contact with people who I meet, be it a smile or a few words. A contact and meeting are important. Because of so many reasons, but particularly here, people are sad, lonely and suffering, especially the old people, who as the world gets faster and more automated and less personal, get pushed aside and neglected.  - Hazel Terry, Scotland

Wonder Day

I want to change my attitude because I get mad too easy. I don't listen. - intermediate student, Michigan

Wonder Day

I want to be myself even if someone makes fun of me.  - intermediate student, Michigan