Poetry and Art (guidance for the soul)

“Let the Beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel down and kiss the ground, there are a thousand ways to be home again." —Rumi

"Why are you so enchanted with this world when a mine of gold lies within you." —Rumi

“I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.
The power of love came into me,
And I became fierce like a lion.
Then tender like the evening star.”

Odes of Rumi, by Coleman Barks

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart
Try to love the questions themselves…

Do not seek the answers
which cannot be given
because you would not be able to live them
And the point is to live everything.

Live the questions now
Perhaps you will then gradually,
without noticing it,
Live along some distant day
into the answers.”

—Rainer Maria Rilke

How to Be Really Alive!

Live Juicy. Stamp out conformity. Stay in bed all day. Dream of gypsy wagons. Find snails making love. Develop an astounding appetite for books. Drink sunsets. Draw out your feelings. Amaze yourself. Be ridiculous. Stop worrying. Now. If not now, then when? Make yes your favorite word. Marry yourself. Dry your clothes in the sun. Eat mangoes naked. Keep toys in the bathtub. Spin yourself dizzy. Hang upside down. Follow a child. Celebrate an old person. Send a love letter to yourself. Be advanced. Try endearing. Invent new ways to love. Transform negatives. Delight someone. Wear pyjamas to a drive in movie. Allow yourself to feel rich without money. Be who you truly are and the money will follow. Believe in everything. You’re always on your way to a miracle. THE MIRACLE IS YOU.


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"Let the Beauty of what you love be what you do."

Sharon Earle-Meadows
Integral Psychotherapist
The Beaches
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
sharonemeadows (at)