The Resiliency of One…

We are not single lost souls floating out there aimlessly without goal; instead, we are like a kaleidoscope of colors, each one with its own characteristics, uniqueness and destiny. Our lives touch, shaping pieces of our world together. We are the colors of many.  (G.Brown-Chasing The Perfect Moment) 

Paul Coelho writes in his book, The Alchemist, “intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected.” I believe this.

It always seems that when I’m busiest making my plans and clinging desperately to my current patterns and roadmaps of thinking, some detour lie up ahead waiting to secretly sabotage me. Fortunately for me, there is a power that has other designs in mind. The lessons it leaves behind precariously reaching down and not only shaking me by the shoulders, but shaking the way I look at life and others. Ouch! It seems like when I’m convinced of the stories I have told me about myself, my world and others- the wake-up call hits. You know-the one that leaves you standing there wondering- what just happened?

The lessons are hard to swallow at times and seem to stretch me to just the point of breaking- and suddenly- the grace kicks in. I’m enfolded in a moment that tells me I’m not alone. In that grace is where the chattering voices inside my head begin to dissolve and the barriers fall.

My life zips past so fast. My days are demanding and so is my critique. I’m stuck in a gridlock blocking the fleeting messages from deep within. Thank God, the veil lifts back periodically offering me an intuitive glimpse of evolutionary wisdom that is un-deniably just for me. Likeable to an arrow shooting through my heart appealing for my soul’s attention, I am transformed by one of those rare moments in life that change me forever. And there-everyone and everything is waiting for me.

“We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world are written by the same hand.”      Paul Coelho- The Alchemist

And, for all those bloggers out there, mothers, caregivers of loved ones, and all the beautiful people out there trying to make a difference in this world here’s a relaxing video! An “oldie” but a “goodie!”


Question: What is meant by empowering heart-based living?

Answer: The words “empowering heart-based living,” which appear on some Institute of HeartMath Web pages with IHM’s logo and often in our literature, essentially encompass our mission and vision: giving people tools to experience this healthy, coherent way of living, described as follows:   To read more visit the next page BRIDGES at:


Resilience – By Maura

From the blog:   up close and personal

I have a 16×20” version of this photo hanging above my computer monitor. It is one of my favourite photos from my lifetime of taking photographs.

On any warm summer day, this spider web is suspended on these blades of grass: To read more visit next page, THE ESSAY CLOSET at:

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26 Responses to The Resiliency of One…

  1. terry1954 says:

    i love this and need MORE!!!!! LOL

  2. Purely.. Kay says:

    This line.. “We are not single lost souls floating out there aimlessly without goal”.. is so powerful. I really enjoyed reading this. Good post 🙂

  3. Impower You says:

    Thank you. I enjoyed the movie and the article. I like that you mention the stories we tell ourselves. Life changes too often to know everything. It keeps me on my toes.

  4. Sonel says:

    An absolutely beautiful post! Thanks for the inspiration and beautiful words. 🙂
    Love the video. 🙂

  5. Simon Marsh says:

    THANK YOU for this, and for listing your favourite books. I’m delighted to have secured a copy of Gregg Levoy’s Callings here in the UK this weekend. It’s already proving to be a great read 🙂

  6. Coleen Patrick says:

    We are the colors of many–love that! Great post 🙂

  7. meiro says:

    Enjoy your beautiful words.
    Thanks for sahring.

  8. Savannah says:

    Your writing is pure, honest and lovely. And the quotes you share are very wise. Thank You for inspiring! I always find that when I am in the flow, life just magical does what is easiest for me.

  9. Very nice read for me this evening–I thank you! (And have added to my “to read” list now…it’s getting awfully long!) Must also re-visit The Alchemist.

  10. Beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to find you 🙂

    God Love You ♥

  11. GodGirl says:

    “It always seems that when I’m busiest making my plans and clinging desperately to my current patterns and roadmaps of thinking, some detour lies up ahead waiting to secretly sabotage me.”
    This is so true – and I guess it’s then about how we respond to those detours that decides whether we grow or stagnate? I love your thoughts here, can totally relate.

  12. Jude says:

    An incredibly insightful and positive post. I love the analogy of the kaleidoscope. So very true. And also, many thanks for liking my blog enough to follow it!

  13. ames. says:

    love that quote! great post! 🙂

  14. Claire O'Brien says:

    I believe that all we have to lose is one another…

    The secret to human liberty:
    I live for you. You live for me.
    That’s how everyone stays free.

  15. Claire O'Brien says:

    Thank-you very much for sharing thisn and for liking my post!

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