Sola! Emilio Longoni. Italian (1859 - 1932)
For those of us with chronic conditions, changing our relationship with them is often the very best medicine. Being locked in a battle with your pain is exhausting, and it reinforces the sense that something is deeply wrong with your life. Letting go of resistance and learning to stay with what’s actually happening can be a homecoming for the heart.
Sick young girl, Michael Ancher. Danish Impressionist Painter (1849 - 1927)
by Katsuo. Sometimes having a chronic illness feels as if you are suspended between life and death.
The people who made Do Nothing for 2 Minutes have just launched a new site. Calm is a simple little site where you can do a 2-minute guided relaxation. Or you can just stare at their peaceful pictures in silence for 2 minutes. Quite a lovely idea!
Widowed and Fatherless (1888) by Thomas Benjamin Kennington.
Note in Red The Siesta, James McNeill Whistler. American Tonalist Painter, Printmaker (1834 - 1903)
A Love Story, 1903, Emanuel Phillips Fox. Australian (1865 - 1915)
Beautiful morning, Frederick William Elwell. English (1870 - 1958)
Some days we are well enough to open the curtains and see how beautiful the day is.
Recovery does not mean cure. Rather recovery is an attitude, a stance, and a way of approaching the day’s challenges. It is not a perfectly linear journey. There are times of rapid gains and disappointing relapses. There are times of just living, just staying quiet, resting and regrouping. Each person’s journey of recovery is unique. Each person must find what works for them. This means that we must have the opportunity to try and to fail and to try again.
Project Heal (via meant-to-live-free)
Whatever your difficulties—a devastated heart, financial loss, feeling assaulted by the conflicts around you, or a seemingly hopeless illness—you can always remember that you are free in every moment to set the compass of your heart to your highest intentions. In fact, the two things that you are always free to do—despite your circumstances—are to be present and to be willing to love.
Jack Kornfield (via lazyyogi)