spiritual counselor       

              Debora Bryant, LCSW

Some inspirational quotes and poems....


“Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.”

                                                         -Jack Kornfield


    “I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there

       is nothing more truly artistic, than to love people.”

                                                                   -Vincent Van Gogh


        The Guest House - Rumi

       This being human is a guest house.

          Every mourning a new arrival.

          A joy,  a depression, a meanness,

          some momentary awareness comes

          as an unexpected visitor.

          Welcome and entertain them all!

          Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,

          who violently sweep your house

          empty of its furniture.

          Still, treat each guest honorably.

          He may be clearing you out

          for some new delight.

          The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

           meet them at the door laughing,

           and invite them in.

           Be grateful for whoever comes,

           because each has been sent

           as a guide from beyond.


       Unconditional - Jennifer Welwood

       Willing to experience aloneness,

         I discover connection everywhere;

        Turning to face my fear,

         I meet the warrior who lives within;

        Opening to my loss,

         I gain the embrace of the universe;

         Surrendering into emptiness,

         I find fullness without end.

         Each condition I flee from pursues me,         

         Each condition I welcome transforms me

         And becomes itself transformed

         Into its radiant jewel-like essence.

         I bow to the one who has made it so,

         Who has crafted this Master Game;

         To play it is pure delight,

         To honor its form true devotion