Build Strength — by Danielle LaPorte

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Build Strength — by Danielle LaPorte

Post by Welles » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:45 pm

[*]This is only a sortof poem[*]

Build Strength — by Danielle LaPorte

Build strength through: reflection.
Build strength through: joy.
Build strength through: stillness.
Build strength through: action.
Build strength through: cleansing.
Build strength through: laughter.
Build strength through: generosity.
Build strength through: asking for help.
Build strength through: blessing strangers.
Build strength through: nourishing your friends with attentiveness.
Build strength through: feeling very, very deeply.
Build strength by loving as you wish to be loved.

Build strength through: being incredibly gentle.
Build strength through: including.
Build strength through: putting yourself in their shoes.
Build strength through: forgiving.
Build strength through: honest prayer.
Build strength through: simplifying.
Build strength through: encouraging yourself and others.
Build strength through: dissolving worry with trust and then really trusting.
Build strength through: declaring your ideals.
Build strength through: sacred movement.
Build strength through: rest.
Build strength through: hydration.
Build strength through: telling the truth.
Build strength through: creating beauty everywhere you go.
Build strength through: leaving it better than you found it.
Build strength by being at ease with the Great Mystery.

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Re: Build Strength — by Danielle LaPorte

Post by Sandy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:43 am

Thank you, Welles.

I'm imagining how strong I would be if I actively cultivated these things every day... seems harmony and well being too would be a by product as well...
xxSandy

For some reason this poem brought this song to mind...as well as a trip down memory lane....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4


Turn Turn Turn
by The Byrds

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late
Songwriters: Peter Seeger
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

~ Chief Seattle ~

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Re: Build Strength — by Danielle LaPorte

Post by Welles » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:46 am

Good old Byrds! A song or two of theirs came up on my iPod in the last couple of days as I was working in the shop.

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