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Courage, Wisdom, & Light

COURAGE

A heartfelt
ABILITY
to combine
boundaries with
OPENNESS.

To keep
RESPONDING
to life’s lessons
by allowing
LAYERS
of experience
to transform
STRUGGLES
into pearls of
WISDOM.

Know that,
you have
unique skills,
along with:
COURAGE,
WISDOM
and
LIGHT
to share…

and the world
needs
YOU.

—  T. Swerdlow

 

Some days do you feel overwhelmed with deep sadness about painful world events? Many of my clients, colleagues, and friends have shared with me, the heaviness they experience in today’s complicated world.

It might help ALL of us if we think about how oysters deal with painful stress. The stress that they experience when grains of sand enter their sacred spaces. Oysters don’t ignore or avoid the painful irritants — they respond to them and eventually cultivate PEARLS of WISDOM.

A few years ago, these thoughts inspired me to write a poem and create a shell ART project symbolizing Courage, Wisdom, and Light (shown above).

During challenging, dark times it’s important to rally our “sacred nets” to embrace the life lessons that are given to us.

After gleaning insights and pearls of WISDOM,
we shine our COURAGEOUS LIGHTS…together!

To see an inspiring video about the devastating times actress and activist Audrey Hepburn lived through — and how she shined her LIGHT, click here.

 

Poem & ART © 2015 T Swerdlow

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