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Beth Chapman

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Beth Chapman was born in the Deep South. At fifty-seven, the mountains of southern Colorado called her to come and listen. Beth left her degrees and work to take time to listen to her heart. With her little four-legged angel, Dibley, she wanders the mountain paths.

It has been a most difficult journey. Beth often muses that we are not raised to listen to our own voice. We are not raised to simply stop and listen to silence. We are not raised to ask what we know is true. That has been her journey. At sixty now, the journey continues every morning as she realizes she has been gifted another day to live a life alive.

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Whispered Grace

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Celebrating Mama’s Day

Today may be the “official” Mother’s Day, but for me, Mama’s Day occurred in a different month and on a different day.

My mother called me at work – something she would NEVER have thought to do. I grabbed my cell phone and scurried out to the parking lot where I would make endless circles walking as we talked. Mama had been struggling with her colon cancer and she had made a decision. She wanted t

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Real Life by Sharon Salzberg
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Transform Your Boundaries by Sarri Gilman
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Sarri's book succinctly cuts to the essential core of boundaries-intentional decision making grounded in self care. For non therapists it is extremely relatable, a path that fits normal life and prepares them for consequence
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Mary Oliver
“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened
or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”
Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Volume One

“It is after days of
Soaking in these downpours
That the land can drink in
The bounty,
That the bejeweled trees can
Accept nature’s offering.
While the dewy greens are
Very pretty, and the
Running streams make the most
Gentle trickling sounds
There is no healing until the
Water is absorbed.”
Nicole Grace, Bodhisattva: How to Be Free: Teachings to Guide You Home

Sharon Salzberg
“In one of the verses of Lal Ded, or Lalla, a fourteenth-century mystic from Kashmir, Lalla says: “At the end of a crazy-moon night the love of God rose. I said “It’s me, Lalla.”
“It’s me, Lalla,” becomes “It’s me…whoever you are,” proclaiming that we no longer stand on the sidelines but are leaping directly into the center of our lives, our truth, our full potential. No one can take that leap for us; and no one has to. This is our journey of faith.”
Sharon Salzberg, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience

“Become the person of no rank. Become the noble soul, and live in this awakened way, not imitating anyone. Whatever the circumstances your life asks of you, respond to them in your own individual Zen-spirited way. Don't waste any time trying to be someone else...We are not here to have someone else's experience. We are here to have our own vivid experience. So please don't cling to yesterday, to what happened, to what didn't happen. And do not judge today by yesterday. Let us just live today to the fullest! Moment after moment, each sitting is the only sitting.”
Maurine Stuart, Subtle Sound: The Zen Teachings of Maurine Stuart

“Most people guard against going into the fire and so end up in it. Those who love the water of pleasure and make it their devotion are cheated with this reversal. The trickery goes further. The voice of the fire tells the truth, sayin I am not fire. I am fountainhead. Come into me and don’t mind the sparks. If you are a friend of the presence, fire is your water.”
Rumi, A Year With Rumi

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