"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will."
"They say they built the train tracks over the alps between Vienna and Venice before there was a train that could make the trip. But they built it anyway. They knew one day the train would come. Any arbitrary turn along the way, and I would be elsewhere. I would be different. What are four walls, anyway? They are what they contain. The house protects the dreamer. Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game. It is such a surprise."
"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet. How important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every encounter with another."
hope is that that this new era beginning to open, be an era of
understanding for fundamental questions of health. That this period be an
era of love and friendship between humans and among all peoples.”
Grandmother Bernadette Rebienot
Today I spent the day with the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.
It was an honour. It was inspiring. Humble and majestic.
And it was awakening.
There's a beautiful book which I read last year, and I can only recommend.
"Grandmothers Counsel the World. Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet", by Carol Schaefer.
Each of the Grandmothers was a grace of her own. Be it Agnes or Flordemayo. And a very personal encounter and heart's embrace with Julieta left me with an overwhelming blessing.
Thank you for today. Thank you for the experience. And thank you, for reminding us of the importance of our traditions and ancestors. But also reminding us of our obligation and responsibility to this beautiful life and world that we live in.
"The Universe is always speaking to us. Sending us little messages, causing coincidences and creating serendipities, reminding us to stop and to look around. Reminding us to believe in something else, to believe in something more."
"You have got to believe that you are worth
more. It all starts there. You can hesitate and be doubtful, you can
even worry that you won’t get what you want. But in your heart of
hearts, you have to fully claim that you are worthy. And amazing. The
world reflects back to you how much you value yourself."
"Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world."