"Never think there is an easy way to make an end to such bitter memories.....or an easy way to believe that the worst has occurred and is past. Only know that hope lives when people remember." Simon Wiesenthal
"The practice of paying attention is as simple as looking twice at people and things you might easily ignore. To see takes time, like having a friend takes time. It is as simple as turning off the television to learn the song of a single bird. Why should anyone do such things? I cannot imagine- unless one is weary of crossing days off the calendar with no sencse of what makes the last day different from the next. Unless one is weary of acting in what feels more like a television commercial than life. The practice of paying attention offers no quick fix for such weariness, with guaranteed results printed on the side. Instead, it is one way into a different way of life, full of treasure for those who are willing to pay attention to exactly where they are.” Barbara Brown Taylor (An Atlas in the World) p. 33
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of living in what feels more like a TV Commercial than life. I am starting to pay attention, I am practicing paying attention. It is not easy. It requires a certain vulnerability, not only observing but also being open to your own story. I recently shared a few vulnerable moments in my personal story and I am looking for those brave enough to share their story for my next series of work. I have received a number of powerful stories from individuals around the world who have been wounded, abused, marginalized, and hated for numerous reasons throughout their lives. Each of our lives is a struggle, but some struggles are much, much greater than others. All of our stories together can be powerful and reach hearts and minds all over this planet of ours. Take a minute and visit my blog if you want to learn more.
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