Friday, February 24, 2017

"Outward Bound Encouragements..."


Having mused these many years here, there are times when I've included phrases a number of occasions over. 
One in particular many of you have commented about echoes with the words, and the metaphors reflecting: "Further, farther, onward, upward, and inward as well".
I describe such phrases as echoes, as they are not really mine, but potent words, within powerful memories from out on Outward Bound courses. 
Every time, each moment, one of our Leaders shared such an encouragement, it resonated and resounded greatly with all of us. 
They often only used a few simple words, then began inviting and allowing for us to find our own meanings for them amidst our experiences out there.
"A little longer", they would say, "A bit further", they said, and then too, "A touch farther", "Onwards", and "Upwards".
Then so quietly, "Inwards" too, they would gently invite us to gaze.
The passing forward of such echoes, are encouraging gifts given many, many, times over..... DSD 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

"Even One Word..."

"One word of encouragement,
can be enough,
to spark someone's motivation to continue,
with a difficult challenge...".
R.T. Bennett


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

"Never Too Late My Friends..."

"Come friends.
It's not too late,
to seek a newer world...".
Alfred Tennyson

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

"Heartfelt Reflections..."

"Your vision,
will become clear,
only when you can look, 
into your own heart...".
Carl Jung

"A Thankful Heart..."

"A thankful heart,
is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues...".
Cicero

Monday, February 13, 2017

"Every Day..."

"Write it on your heart.
That every day, is the best day,
of the year...".
R.W. Emerson

Sunday, February 12, 2017

"Your Mountain's Heart..."

"I wait for the light and the mountain to show the way... I dig my way through pink dolomite, imagining in each a clear rock. Each stone that pulls free under my grasp shows more broken layers. What if I were to scrape them all away? Would I get to the heart of the mountain. Where there is no weathering and no cracks... Would I reveal the crystal core...".  J. Auld

Saturday, February 11, 2017

"A Little Secret..."

"Now I see the secret of making the best persons.
It is to grow them in the open air,
and to eat and sleep,
with the earth...".
Walt Whitman