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Inspirations and a Little Humor

In my office workroom is a saying I have framed, so that each of us who make our living, listening to others might not forget how personal those relationships are. To my colleagues who have found their way to this page, I hope you find it worth framing for yourself. To the rest of you, I hope it helps you be a better friend.

Sharon Rae Deacon, Ph.D.

 
So how do you sit with a shattered soul?
Gently, with gracious and deep respect.
Patiently, for time stands still for the shattered, and the momentum of healing will be slow at first.
With the tender strength that comes from an openness to your own deepest wounding, and to your own deepest healing.
Firmly, never wavering in the utmost conviction that evil is powerful, but there is a good that is more powerful still.
Stay connected to that Goodness with all your being, however it manifests itself to you.
Acquaint yourself with the shadows that lie deep within you.
And then, open yourself, all that is you, to the Light.
Give freely. Take in abundantly.
Find your safety, your refuge, and go there as your need.
Hear what you can, and be honest about the rest: be honest at all cost.
Words won't always come; sometimes there are no words in the face of such tragic evil.
But in your willingness to be with them, they will hear you; from soul to soul they will hear that for which there are no words.
K. Steele
 

 
Good humor is one of the best articles of fashion one can wear in society. Thackeray

Sharon Rae Deacon, Ph.D.
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  • It is amazing how the habit of searching out the best in others, enlarges our soul. Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather, at not being understanding. Chinese Proverbs

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    John Quincy Adams
 

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The swirling spirals can be seen in a fertile valley at Newgrange. Created by the Ancient Irish in 3200 BC. Its message is a celebration of the positive connection between the past, the present and the future.

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