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Stop and Listen to the Wind

Don't just look at the spring, touch it, taste it. Get it inside you.
~Vincent Van Gogh

Too much is happening in the world. What else can we do but take each day given to us as it comes. The Irish poet, John O'Donohue always brings a measure of solace to my heart when I can't express the exasperation running through my body. Turn off the news for a moment, but don't dismiss it, it may require your attention. If you can, spring to your feet and walk outside and feel the air. Renew your mind and your spirit. Realize that there is hope in all of us. This is a time to slow down in order to spring forward. Smile at those you pass. Bow to a tree. Thank a flower for being so beautiful. Stop and listen to the wind.


This is The Time to be Slow

This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.

By John O'Donohue. 


with warm regards,

Marilyn Turkovich

This message from Marilyn Turkovich, Executive Director of the Charter for Compassion, appears in our 04/14/2023 weekly newsletter. To sign up for our newsletter, scroll all the way down to the end of this page to get to the bottom menu; in the newsletter section, enter your email address and click on subscribe.