Sunday, April 28, 2013

the Artist's Rule notes and quotes

i am pre-reading
one of the books
on my summer reading list:
the Artist's Rule
because i just can't wait
for some encouragement for my soul.
This morning,
i perused week 8 with my morning coffee.
the view, with my morning coffee,
from my apartment
is not nearly as grand as this, yet,
 ~> i am a dreamer,
and i hope for morning coffee in spots like this!

-"love can be demanding.  making our relationships a priority, and serving even when we don't feel lite it are not always easy.  love necessitates that we allow the people in our lives to be themselves without our wishing they were different.  in our challenges with others, we are invited to welcome dissonance and notice the stirrings in our own hearts."

-"others often can see aspects of ourselves that we cannot .  consider asking someone you trust deeply to tell you how they see your gifts at work in the world and the places where you seem to hold yourself back.  receive these words with reverence and humility, and welcome in what they might have to teach you about your own creative journey."

-"the friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion,
   who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement,
   who can tolerate knowing.... not healing, not curing...
   that is a friend who cares."  ~Henri J. M. Nouwen~