Words of Courage

 What might the “one true voice”
be saying to you?

 

 

The following is the last stanza of a longer poem by John O’Donohue.

from For Loneliness

Allow all your loneliness time
to dissolve the shell of dross
that had closed around you;
choose in this severe silence

to hear the one true voice
your rushed life fears;
cradle yourself like a child
learning to trust what emerges,
so that gradually

you may come to know
that deep in that black hole

you will find that blue flower
that holds the mystical light
which will illuminate in you

the glimmer of springtime.
                  
—John O’Donohue 
 

These "Words of Courage" contibuted by Ann Faulkner, a CRNT facilitator.

 For more information, please visit our website www.CourageNorthTexas.org

"Reconnecting Who You Are With What You Do."

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Awww, thanks!

Hi,

If you have met me (Nate’),  you know that I LOVE the work I do for Courage & Renewal- North Texas.  I am also very fond of the the Images of Renewal and Words of Courage that are contributed monthly by our friends, Donna Bearden  and Ann Faulkner, respectively. 
And apparently, I am not the only one…

"…the "images of renewal" you send are so welcome.  They’re a bright spot in my e-mail."

"This was so completely beautiful! Thank you so much for the hope and courage you offer. I love your new messages….GREAT idea!"

"Thanks for this, Cindy. I love Wendell Berry, but I don’t recall having seen this before. I look forward to May’s words!"

" love it!"

"Thanks for the email. I have to say that I must have finally found my real work and come to my real journey because I am truly baffled.  I do continue to sing and embrace each new day…"

"Loved the previous mandala–it is up in a corner of my desktop, and this one will soon join it."

 Thank you for your kind words!   Please feel free to post your own words of courage or thoughts anytime, right here on our blog in the comments section below. 

All the Best,
Nate’  

 

For more information, please visit our website www.CourageNorthTexas.org

"Reconnecting Who You Are With What You Do."

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Images of Renewal

 

 

Aerodynamically the honey bee shouldn’t

be able to fly. 

That’s what they say. 

Big body.  Small wings.  Not at all designed for flying.

But they forgot to tell the honey bee.

 

In what areas of your life or work have others said you should not be able to fly, but you fly beautifully anyway?

 

Photo Mandala © Donna Bearden

 

These images and words are a monthly offering from Courage & Renewal- North Texas.  It is our hope that they will provide a moment of refreshment, of reflection, of renewal – and will enable you to live and work more whole heartedly.

 

For more information visit our website www.CourageNorthTexas.org

 

"Reconnecting Who You Are With What You Do."

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Words of Courage

The Real Work

It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,
 

and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.
 

The mind that is not baffled is not employed. 

The impeded stream is the one that sings.

—Wendell Berry in Collected Poems

  

 

 

 Are you in a place where you don’t know what to do or which way to go? Maybe even feeling a little baffled? What song do you hear about your real work? Your real journey?

This is the first of our monthly offering of Words of Courage. It is our hope that the words that you read and the questions you consider will en-courage you to engage fully in your work in the world.

  

These Words of Courage were contributed by Ann Faulkner, a CRNT Facilitator.

 

 

For more information visit our website: www.CourageNorthTexas.org

"Reconnecting Who You Are With What You Do."

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Chatty Cathy

Remember these?

Remember these?

Dear Friends

Today on my lunch break, I took a walk through the neighborhood, enjoying the warmth, the sights, the sounds and the people. And as I walked I thought about the way I stay in contact with my family, my friends and you.  Yesterday, I used my phone and today, I used Twitter.  Yeah, in the blink of an eye, technology changed the way I stay connected.  

In today’s world, technology reigns supreme.  Using our PCs, laptops and i-Phones to access the e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blog accounts to “update”  mom and dad, sisters and brothers, childhood friends and new friends on what is going on.  The good news, for those of us who are timid, is that it’s pretty easy once you get started.

Which is why I am so glad we have our blog at crnt.wordpress.com.  All you and I have to do is post comments and enjoy reading others comments and responding (when you feel the urge).  What an easy way to stay connected.

In other words, blog with me!

Sincerely Yours in Blogging,
Natè

 
Please visit our website www.CourageNorthTexas.org
“Reconnecting Who You Are With What You Do”

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Images of Renewal. Words of Courage.

 

The roses would have been enough. 
Then the mockingbird came to sing his joy to Spring. 
We shared a sacred moment.

What has been a sacred moment for you in these days?

Photo Mandala (c) Donna Bearden

 

These images and words are a monthly offering from Courage & Renewal- North Texas.  It is our hope that they will provide a moment of refreshment, of renewal and will enable you to live and work more whole heartedly.

For more information go to www.CourageNorthTexas.org

"Reconnecting Who You Are With What You Do"

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Penny for Your Thoughts

Dear Friends, 

How are you?  We  hope all is well and that you are in good health.  

For awhile now, Courage & Renewal- North Texas  has been asking  ‘What can we do for our community during this time of crisis?’  Our goal is to find a way to ease anxiety and increase support for the individuals within our community who have been or continue to be affected by what is happening and for our services to reach as many people as possible.   We have a few ideas, but would like to hear what you have to say.  We encourage you to take a moment and help us answer this question:

Taking into consideration the services we offer, how can
Courage & Renewal- North Texas accomplish our goal?
   

 

Sincerely,

Your Friends at Courage & Renewal-North Texas

Please visit our website at www.CourageNorthTexas.org 

 "Reconnecting Who You Are With What You Do"

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