Browsing tag: growth

On the Threshold of Change

I read recently about a native tribe from Canada who preform a ritual to help families bearing the loss of a loved one. They draw a circle in the ground and lay a rope through the centre of the circle. The family suffering with their grief stand at one side of the circle and the rest of the tribe stand at the other side. The mourning family praise and bemoan the departed  and offer up their pain to the tribe. At some point a tug of war is enacted with the family holding onto one end of the rope as if it they could pull their

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Quote of the day

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” Rumi

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