I collect wisdom sayings. Honest. Not coins, stamps or even tulip bulbs. I’m the geek with a gallery full of quotes on my phone. I have found the practice of reviewing these quotes to be comforting and grounding. So, I’m sharing my favorites with you without much commentary. (The commentary was shared at our March 1st service.)
- Time Heals.
- Bloom Where You Are Planted.
- Don’t Confuse Motion with Progress.
- What Other People Say About You Says More About Them Than It Does About You.
- Don’t Judge Your Insides by Other People’s Outsides.
- Be So Completely Yourself That People Around You Feel Safe to Be Authentic Too.
- Do Not Hold Tension in Your Body. Soften Your Forehead. Unclench Your Jaw. Relax Your Shoulders.
- Come Home to Yourself. Cherish Yourself as You Would a Beloved.
- Be Willing to Leave the Life You Planned In Order to Embrace the Life Waiting For You.
- Once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure the storm is really over. One thing is certain, when you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person that went in.
As spiritual beings we need to accept that life is filled with joy and brokenness. Oftentimes we are doing the best we can in difficult situations. Our challenge is not to always find happiness, but rather to grow, to learn, to gain wisdom. Oftentimes the wisest thing we can say is, “I don’t know.” Or perhaps:,“I need help.”
At UUCWC we help one another to grow within community. I think together we discover that love, kindness, humor and care bind us to one another, and make us even wiser.