May 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

“The human soul can always use a new tradition. Sometimes we require them.”  – Pat Conroy


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Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada


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“A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual.”  – Paulo Coelho

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Mount Tom

Mount Tom


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“This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And I do believe that if your culture or tradition doesn’t have the specific ritual you are craving, then you are absolutely permitted to make up a ceremony of your own devising, fixing your own broken-down emotional systems with all the do-it-yourself resourcefulness of a generous plumber/poet.”  – Elizabeth Gilbert

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