36 results for 'joy'
...we gaze into their guileless eyes but there is much more grace that we can receive if we relax and allow their their love to flow into us! In the early, hectic years I would focus on trying to carve out quiet time to sit and replenish myself. One day while nursing one of my babies, I experienced a powerful surge of love pouring into my heart from my baby to me. I started smiling, heaviness and exhaustion lifted and joy started to bubble up from deep within me! In fact I discovered how to let my infant's love fill me. replenish me. energize me and infuse my heart with a fountain of youth.(more)
I was frantic..
Was I pregnant
A blanket of peace
Wrapped around me.
I heard words
In my heart;
"This is you call.
This is your vocation.
This is your witness to the world."
"People don't understand
I look foolish."
A whispered answer,
"You will be a witness to
Life and Joy."
May you find yourself
Surrounded in more love
Than missing that which
Has not yet come
More hope than unknown wonder.
More joy than apprehension.
You will be blessed ...
Gift you with more words to say
All that needs to be spoken
More quietness of spirit
So you can hear your heartbeat
Knowing that all is well with your soul...
You will be blessed ...
In the silence of acceptance
You will find a spiritual
Gift that the noise and
Chaos of life will never
Steal and tarnish... (more)
...was this vision of beauty and wonder Given birth? What does your soul say As it plays out your own unique song? What does your conscious freedom Think of this creation? What does your existence express? What do you offer to the universe That is different than what others bring? What joy do you give? What joy do you leave as a legacy? Envision life as universal souls Entwined in humane purpose Dancing on the same stage What beauty would it endow? What reminiscence imparted? You are this soul What memory shall you leave? Dance with joy and freedom Give birth to... (more)
...live within a place That death can not destroyA sacred ground of eternal truth Life and death are oneNeither having meaning alone In the silent knowledgeOf your hopes and dreams Lies eternity's blessings Standing naked entwined Between here and there In the river of silenceYou find your songReaching your destinyNo more to climbTo that mountain topWhen life has claimed Your bounty and limbsDance in freedom In the soft clouds of joy...
Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald
"A man has only one way of being immortal on earth: he has to forget he is a mortal " Jean Giraudoux(more)
When you get confined to dictates of monotonous state of life, then you ask yourself that now, what to do. You grapple with answers, you are restless. You certainly don’t wish to be confined. All that boring times, tells you to do something, to infuse thrill in your life. In a bloody boring time, you wish to break out from the tyrannical monotony. And how you do that? The brush of gentle breeze, rustling leaves, thunderous clouds chirping birds creates an acoustic aura of dazzling sound. Magically within us in silence, we create our own music and that’s how you unshackle your self from dreary... (more)
So . . . are you free to be ye yet?
Despite all the awe-inspiring technological advances in life, the countless avenues for gathering information, unlimited research on everything imaginable and the openness of modern life that allows pretty much anyone to share deep insight on absolutely anything that briefly piques their interest due to unlimited access to avenues of expression . . . we're not much closer to resolving the issues that lead us into rebellion and separation and solitude, it seems, or to the truth on the issues that blind us, bind us or define us.
We bow our heads... (more)
I'm sitting at home watching mindless television and I can't seem to get these thoughts out of my head so I just decided to start writing. Sometimes I want to shake people and just get the world to understand that so much of our lives is in OUR control. That living a life of joy and happiness comes from YOUR soul. From YOUR heart. From YOUR choices. Nobody is just naturally happy or joyful. Like anything else, it takes work. Yes, life will absolutely throw you curveballs and life will absolutely make you question things some days but at the end of the day, your life is a gift and if... (more)
I will write tonight...
For the sake of my assuaging heart.
So what if I haven't felt sad for a while?
So what if my heart is no longer fragile?
So what if now I wear a smile?
So what if I've crossed a thousand miles...
from that pain that had killed me inside out,
from that disbelief that left incessant doubts.My words can be my partner
on my way to joy,
if then I was destined to sorrow
now I've a right to enjoy.
He should never know he changed me,
And that's my plan of ploy.(more)
As a clown Dr. Patch Adams has been at 10,000 death-beds and has witnessed the power of love and compassion. In a quote he says, "if you have 7 days to live, I am your man." What a beautiful attitude and it couldn't be more true. We should all be so fortunate to have a Patch by our side. Well we are.
The written word cannot do Patch the justice that he deserves. Cher Duncombe had the privilege of interviewing Patch so that we can connect more with him and what compassion and love are truly about.
Don't take my word for it. Listen to the audio of this amazing interview... (more)