Categories
Angels, God and Faith Poetry

St. Hildegard of Bingen

st hildegard believeSong to the Creator

You, all-accomplishing

Word of the Father,

Are the light of primordial

daybreak over the spheres.

You, the foreknowing

mind of divinity,

foresaw all your works

as you willed them,

your prescience hidden

in the heart of your power,

your power like a wheel around the world,

whose circling never began

and never slides to an end.

(tr. by Barbara Newman)

Taken from Women in Praise of the Sacred

Edited by Jane Hirshfield

Categories
Affirmations & Meditations Inspirations Spirituality and Flow

The Four Agreements

 

“1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.” — Miguel Ruiz