Monday, June 26, 2023

To Listen, To Learn, and to Love

Muscle Shoals, Alabama

"Healing is about making whole. And to be a healer, you have to be able to listen, to learn, and to love." 

Vivek Murthy, On Being

This morning's sunrise filled my heart with hope, as the sun again revealed to me a beautiful truth...and then I was delighted to discover Vivek Murthy's quote about healing. 

To heal is to make whole, to restore, to bring about completeness to our emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

I believe healing is a journey towards wholeness. Yes, healing is about physical recovery... but to heal is also about nourishing emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. And at the heart of this transformative journey dwells love.

Love is the bedrock of healing, encompassing the genuine care and empathy we extend to ourselves and others. Through love, we create a safe and nurturing space where we can find comfort and strength during challenging times.

With compassion, we know we are not alone and can lean on each other for support, encouragement, and understanding. Together, we can create a community of healing, where we uplift and inspire one another.

To learn is to heal. Healing seeks knowledge, new perspectives, and understanding. Let us embrace this opportunity to grow, explore new resources, and share our insights along the way.

My friend, I want you to know that I am here for you. I'm ready to listen without judgment, offer a caring ear, and lend a helping hand. We may face obstacles, but we'll face them together.

Remember, healing takes time and patience. It's okay to have setbacks or moments of doubt. But know that you are deserving of love, compassion, and healing. Trust in your own resilience, and let's walk this path together, supporting each other every step of the way.

As the sun rises each day, let it be a promise of the beauty and potential for healing that exists within us. Embrace the warmth and hope it brings, knowing that you are not alone in your pursuit of wholeness. 

We are on this journey together, and together, with love, we will heal.

 ♥ My Society6 Art Gallery \(‾◡◝ )/  

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Love Lifts Me

I once asked a bird,
"How is it that you fly in this gravity
Of darkness?"
She responded,
"Love lifts
~ Hafiz 

Last evening, I was happy to capture the setting red sun entwined in the branches of the oak tree just beyond my window, ending the day as I begin, with my heart in the sky and the beautiful promises of Nature.

Each morning, with the first rays of dawn, the air becomes alive with the harmonious melodies sung by the birds perched upon the oak's branches, announcing the beginning of a new day.

Inspired by the birds' songs and the essence of love, my heart resonates with the profound beauty of Hafiz's quote and the bird's response. Shall I be weighed down by the gravity of external challenges and internal struggles, or shall I rise above, propelled by the power of love?

As the birds serenade me, I am reminded that love acts as my guiding light, lifting me beyond the limitations around me. With a heart overflowing with hope, joy, and an unwavering sense of purpose, I am ready to confront adversity and soar to even greater heights.

I hope our lives serve as living testaments to the transformative power of love, harmonizing with the melodies sung by the birds at dawn. As we navigate the ever-changing currents of life, may we shine as beacons of inspiration, guided by love.

With this song in my soaring heart,
@mscator ☀️

♥ My Society6 Art Gallery \(‾◡◝ )/ 

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Our Powers


"Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers."
Mignon Mclaughlin

As I share today's breathtaking sunset photograph, the warm embrace of the sun's rays illuminates a profound truth: Fixating on limitations stifles the exploration and cultivation of our inherent strengths and boundless abilities. 

But why settle for such confinement? Isn't it far wiser to embark on a courageous journey of self-discovery, tenderly nurturing the extraordinary powers and untapped potential that reside within?

Mignon McLaughlin's poignant words invite us to approach life with an open heart: Surpass the boundaries of what we once deemed possible. Transcend the limitations. And perhaps awaken dormant capabilities slumbering within.

Your magnificent growth awaits! With curiosity, seek knowledge, adapt with resilience to new circumstances, and expand the sacred horizons of life. Can we  heed the call of our innate potential and set forth on a journey that knows no bounds?

Why not unleash the untamed brilliance of our true potential? Why not, indeed?

With an abundance of aloha, 
@mscator ☀️

♥ My Society6 Art Gallery \(‾◡◝ )/  

Friday, June 2, 2023

Gateway To Freedom

 “I hope you’re not afraid to suffer… There’s two kinds of suffering: the kind you run away from that follows you everywhere and the kind that you face and that’s the gateway to freedom.”
Jack Kornfield