The Yin: “I want to” and “I need to”. Now to the Yang.


What I want to say to you, my dear, is this: Just for today, live the passionate truth of who you are. Stop looking at what is undone, what you haven’t achieved, where you’ve fallen short. Look, instead, into your own full heart…Your own strong roots are in place – in your own body, in the earth, in the ongoing story of your life, just as it is. Put your faith in those roots, and allow yourself to go with the flow. Let go and breathe into the goodness that you already are. Move with the current, not against it. Resist nothing. Let life carry you. You have work to do. Begin it.

~ Katrina Kenison, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment

Quote: Thank you Make Believe Boutique. Photograph: mennyfox55.


  1. Yes. Needed this today. Remembering the goodness I already am.

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  2. What else can I say – just LOVE!

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  3. I understand this but I struggle with what to do with people who are malevolent towards me (in my whole life I have only had a few but mostly recent). Having reconciled with her, I fell into a false sense of security that everything was okay now but, she is silent (my sister-in-law). I have tried so many times and now I feel stupid to have tried. It’s best to just let her go….

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  4. wow..there it is.

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  5. Reblogged this on Find Your Middle Ground and commented:
    “Just for today, live the passionate truth of who you are.”
    Thank you David over at Live and Learn for this yummy inspiration today ❤️

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  6. Great words my friend!

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  7. Stunning. Eloquent. Full. It’s all in there DK. This is the first thing I’m reading this morning. ..and it couldn’t be more perfect. Thank you.

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  8. Christie says:

    Those words deliver, strength, encouragement and contentment.

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  9. So true,
    It is sufficient enough to take care of today’s duties. Tomorrow will have troubles of its own.

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  10. Thankyou for taking the time to find great books of wisdom. Love this . 🙂

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  11. Life is like a river. It will carry us where we’re supposed to be. Provided we don’t try to swim upstream. Loved it!

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  12. Christie says:

    I agree with what Alan A. Malizia says:
    I was reflecting on that, just yesterday…
    “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”. Matthew 6 :34 NIV

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  13. Yes! Yes! Yes!

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  14. Reading this a day late, but no less moved. Hit me right in the solar plexus. Printed and posted where I can read it…regularly…

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  15. “move with the current, not against it.” yes –

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  16. Wowsza, beautiful David. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. “Just for today, live the passionate truth of who you are” 🙂 Whatever will be will be 🙂


  18. Reblogged this on Mostly My Heart Sings and commented:
    What a lovely invitation from fellow blogger David Kanigan…

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  19. I set out every day to live this way. Then, 4 minutes later….

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