#SundaySignpost – The Journey by Mary Oliver

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The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice –
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do –
determined to save
the only life you could save.

© Mary Oliver

2018 EVENT DATES – The World M.E. & Fibromyalgia Prayer & Meditation Day


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SAVE THE DATES: You can find the dates for the
2018 World M.E. & F.M. Prayer & Meditation Day events on our HOME PAGE

Always the first Monday of every month from 12 noon – 12:30 (your time zone)


 

Bozena Zawisz; Author of Liberating Inner Eve – a reflective journey for women (9 min audio)


Today we are sharing an audio interview from the website of Bozena Zawisz, a featured poet in our Poetry Library. Bozena shares details about her book: ‘Liberating Inner Eve’, a reflective journey for women.

“The book addresses themes, expectations, and subconscious images that women have internalized around what it means to be a Christian woman. Many of these lie dormant within their subconscious and are seldom reviewed, yet can restrict their experience of self-confidence and agency.

Liberating Inner Eve is an uplifting and encouraging guide written by a Christian Counseling Psychologist with a 20 year experience. It invites readers to review their experiences and beliefs, and learn to conquer the most commonly found restrictions that prevent them from experiencing a deep sense of security and a connection with themselves.

Its chapters include: Eve-Inferior From the Start?; Blaming Eve; Who Am I Anyway?; Obedience; Silencing Eve; Staying Connected with Eve-Mindfulness; the Body of Eve; as well as many more.

Liberating Inner Eve combines author’s love of Christianity with her psychological insight and her understanding of the current social and historical pressures that impact on women, to support readers in nourishing an ever deeper experience of self-love and personal strength.”
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Source: Youtube
Audio interview

Bozena’s website

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