An answer is a place where we can fall asleep

MysteryROK Ireland

“Perhaps real wisdom lies in not seeking answers at all. Any answer we find will not be true for long. An answer is a place where we can fall asleep as live moves past us to its next question. After all these years I have begun to wonder if the secret to living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.”

Rachel Noami Remen on Mystery in My Grandfather’s Blessings

* I took this photo in Ireland, Ring of Kerry

From the largest possible perspective


“Everything and everyone has a dimension of the unknown. Mystery helps us to see ourselves and others from the largest possible perspective, as a unique and possibly endless process that may go on over lifetimes. To be living is to be unfinished. Nothing and no one is complete. The world and everything in it is alive.

Rachel Noami Remen on Mystery in My Grandfather’s Blessings

* I took this photo in Kruja, Albania

Touched by a wisdom that can transform our lives


We have not been raised to cultivate a sense of Mystery. We may even see the unknown as an insult to our competence, a personal failing. Seen this way, the unknown becomes a challenge to action. But Mystery does not require action; Mystery requires our attentions. Mystery requires that we listen and become open. When we meet the unknown in this way, we can be touched by a wisdom that can transform our lives.”

Rachel Noami Remen on Mystery in My Grandfather’s Blessings

* I took this photo in San Agustinillo, Oaxaca, Mexico at sunrise

like a sunflower


I choose to stand tall like a sunflower looking to the light.

Today is about choosing positive thoughts that bring me confidence and excitement.

* I took this photo on the island of Corfu, 2013.

living closer to goodness


….to find ways to strengthen and live closer to our goodness…requires an everyday attention, an awareness of all that diminishes us, distracts us, and causes us to forget who we are ~Rachel Naomi Remen, from My Grandfather’s Blessings

Seeking integrity, I find myself sitting in silence, looking deep inside for answers that I know are there.

Today I am grateful for the insight and empowerment that has me reclaiming my abundantly delicious life. It didn’t go anywhere, I know, I just let myself veer off the path and had stepped into someone else’s idea about life, ideas that aren’t so abundantly delicious. :]

* Photo take in San Agustinillo, Mexico

* Delight in Waking Up

Vicki Flaherty:

This is a post from another wonderful new discovery – Val Boyko and her Find Your Middle Ground blog. Ah, something resonates about waking up with gentle affection. Thanks, Val.

Originally posted on Find Your Middle Ground:

waking up to sunshine

Believe in the goodness of your soul.

Acknowledge how well it has guided you.

And yet know that you will fall asleep along the way.

When you sleep,

Take no delight in blaming yourself.

Take delight in waking yourself up once more.

Self blame is the deepest injury,

The deepest sleep of all.

Wake yourself up with gentle affection.

Yogi Amrit Desai

I love this perspective :)

In the highs and lows of life, its all too easy to become disconnected from our inner Presence.

We fall further asleep when we blame or criticize ourselves and cannot see our innate goodness.

May we all take delight in waking up with gentle affection…

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