Day of Rest

Another reason to love.

Joy and pleasure are not reserved for when “things are good.” They can be our solace for when things are not good at all. ~SARK

Morning stillness reflects heaven and earth, tinted by mineral deposits and aquatic plant life in Five Flower Lake. The Chinese call this landscape magical.

focus on the flowers
find beauty in old wood, rusty metal, and all the fruits

Artist Dr. Stephen Cowan created this image of the Medicine Buddha, made out of hundreds of pieces of paper from at least seven countries, to imbue the viewer with healing energy. The Medicine Buddha eases suffering, enhances health, and inspires enlightenment.

The message that underlies healing is simple yet radical: We are already whole. Underneath our fears and worries, unaffected by the many layers of our conditioning and actions, is a peaceful core. The work of healing is in peeling away the barriers of fear that keep us unaware of our true nature of love, peace, and rich interconnection with the web of life, Healing is the rediscovery of who we are and who we have always been. ~Joan Borysenko, Removing Barriers to the Peaceful Core

May he be well.
May he be happy.
He is precious.
He is loved.

2 thoughts on “Day of Rest

  1. Naomi Wittlin

    I just love that idea that we are already whole. I have heard Oprah say that you have all the tools you will ever need and there’s nothing that you cannot handle. Beautiful post.

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      Isn’t that a great quote, Naomi? My friend Courtney, who is an artist and healer in Seattle (, posted it the other day on Facebook, and I immediately copied it. It’s an important truth, one I have yet to wholly grasp, but know that I have to let go of the idea that I have to change, improve, somehow be different to be whole.


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