Journaling is a daily part of kholi's creative practice.
From those conversations with herself, kholi distills pieces of universal wisdom - affirmations that, when meditated on, can help you on your daily journey.
May the words below comfort and guide ...
In Due Time
Morihei Ueshiba reminds us that "Mankind's role is to fulfill his heaven-sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things." It is imperative that we remember our purpose is set at our personal pace. We need only tune into ourselves - our hearts, our minds, our bodies - in order to understand our pre- and self-determined cycles of success. It is equally imperative that we show love and gratitude for all that we meet along the way.
I get it done.
Jean-Paul Sartre reminds us, "Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat." It is imperative that we remain, not just true to, but infinitely focused on our goals. Progress is made through a consistent resistance to distraction, an unknown number of small but steadfastly intent steps.
I am just like magic.
Dione Fortune reminds us of "the art of changing consciousness at will." Fortune is referring to what most of us call magic. However, it is imperative to remember that magic is just a form of power. And we all have the power, the magic, we're all attuned to the art of changing our own state's of consciousness at will. We can feel what we feel, interrogate, understand, and always always, release.
i am my brother's keeper. yours too.
bell hooks reminds us "Giving generously in romantic relationships, and in all other bonds, means recognizing when the other person needs our attention. Attention is an important resource." It is so very easy for us to opt out or "mind our business," dismissing the trials or suffering of others as having nothing to do with us. But, on the contrary, we are each others' business. And cultivating deep sympathetic bonds, dynamic committed connection, this is the path to personal, then communal, revolution.
with all that is good, you are aligned.
Audre Lorde reminds us, that "Our visions begin with our desires." Our futures begin with our visions. All that you want, can be. All that you are is in line. It is well. As are you.
You are the source.
Gloria E. Anzaldua reminds us that “Nobody’s going to save you. No one’s going to cut you down, cut the thorns thick around you. No one’s going to storm the castle walls nor kiss awake your birth, climb down your hair, nor mount you onto the white steed. There is no one who will feed the yearning. Face it. You will have to do, do it yourself.” It's imperative you know and trust that you can do it yourself.
You don't have to hold it.
Toni Cade Bambara's, The Salt Eaters, opens asking "Are you sure, sweetheart, that you want to be well? … Just so’s you’re sure, sweetheart, and ready to be healed, cause wholeness is no trifling matter. A lot of weight when you’re well." Bambara reminds us that wellness, the feeling of being whole and OK, is a decision, a choice. And we are all welcome to it.
you will be all you can be.
Amiri Baraka reminds us that "To name something is to wait for it in the place you think it will pass." No one can name you but yourself. No one can predict nor determine your future but you and your creator. You are capable of becoming all that you were intended.
Everything is as it should be.
Shonda Rhimes reminds us that "Cynicism is a choice. Optimism is a better choice." It is a difficult but imperative task: remembering that your life is playing out exactly as it should be; you and your desires are being supported by the energy you've given to your own life and the lives of others.
the world bends to your will.
June Jordan wrote, "In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see, each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep, serious way." And in this process, you will learn that all you feel, see, conceive - your perspective - is real and valuable to the world. It's imperative you contribute that value.
You are power. you always have power.
Alice Walker tells us "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." Recognizing that we are always our most unique and consistent source of strength is imperative.
you don't need life to be easier. you need to trust that you can be better.
Richard Wright reminds us, “Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.” The path to your highest self will require constant transformation and a steadfast commitment to doing the difficult deeds.
a lot of work goes a long way.
Emily Dickinson told us, "If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain." Working for ourselves and then with others catalyzes a synchronized motion toward a common goal.