Sunday Morning

 

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Today, at the sacred site of your soul, make peace with your present reflection as you go in search of the body and face you were born with and excavate the many extraordinary faces that have evolved during your many lives…

Embrace the lines that stare back, the parts that sag in the middle or stick out where you think they shouldn’t, the hair that never keeps a curl or never loses it. Invoke the Tibetan poet Saraha’s psalm of praise:

“Here in this body are the sacred rivers; here are the sun and moon as all the pilgrimage places. …I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.”

Sarah Ban Breathnach, from “Our Pilgrimage Places” in Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self

 


Notes: Quote: Thank you Beth @ Alive on all Channels. Photo: Philippe Conquet

Comments

  1. A worthy endeavor, a lifelong pursuit..

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  2. what Mimi said…..(sometime I am lazy, sometimes someone else says the perfect thing–in this case it is mostly the latter and little of the former)

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  3. well-said. and i am proud to have so many rivers –

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  4. “…excavate the many extraordinary faces that have evolved during your many lives.” How wonderful, and so much more loving an approach than looking at one’s reflection and saying, ‘Woah, where in the hell did THAT wrinkle come from?!’ 😉 (and I love your new header illustration, pal…ghoulishly good….)

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  5. Honor your temple today DK 💕

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  6. “the sacred site of your soul…” Here today, gone tomorrow. Doing my best, planning for the next opportunity to do better.

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  7. “Here in this body are the sacred rivers; here are the sun and moon as all the pilgrimage places. …I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.”
    Boy did this make my day. I just looked in the mirror and I am gorgeous!!!!! :o)
    Thank you for sharing and making an old lady feel special.

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  8. Reblogged this on Bright, shiny objects! and commented:
    Yes…

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  9. Yes.

    Like

  10. …thus I call myself a Pilgrim….

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