It is not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.
It is because we dare not venture that they are difficult.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Labyrinth

She opened to me
Welcome spirals of life
Each step marked by river stones
Or perhaps not

My journey
My request
Harmony of body, mind and spirit

I carefully stepped into her
Remembering instructions
Fear filling me –

I might get this wrong
The thought comes –
I acknowledge it
Then I lean into it –

If I make a mistake –
It is ok –
The experience is not lost on me
I trust my feet

Arms open to the full embrace of the experience
Let it all into you

I know the way
My innate wisdom guides me
My instincts show me each guided step
I trust, I trust, I trust

In that surrender
Presence awakens me to the moment
The precious gift of now

I throw open the doors of my heart,
Raise my hands outstretched to the heavens
Let it all in –
Gratitude, filling me for the gift of this labyrinth
The gift of wind and sun, Mother Earth, and all her creatures

In that moment of deep gratitude
I am filled with joy
Forgiveness to all those who have harmed me
Through no mal intent, just simple ignorance

I say their names, one by one
I forgive you and set you free –
My soul soars
My spirit takes wings
I am one with all the universe
Angels and saints to witness
The purity of my cleansed heart –

Choose a stone, they said -
My eyes drawn to a beautiful blue rock –
I picked it up, held close to my heart
Merged with the river stone of my offering
And joined both
Outward offering and inward gift
In the knowing
Of absolute truth-
That which I give out
I get back Abundantly


Written By: Ann McKirdy 09/16/2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Change your thoughts and you change your world - Norman Vincent Peale

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself - Andy Warhol

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me - Carol Burnett

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance - Harrison Ford

Nothing endures but change - Heraclitus

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered - Nelson Mandela

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired - Author unknown

Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon ... everything is different - Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change - Brian Tracy

If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it - Mary Engelbreit

Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity; not a threat - Prince Phillip of England

Change can involve money, but it doesn't have to - Anonymous

Change yourself, change your fortunes - Portuguese Proverb

You must be the change you wish to see in the world - Mahatma Gandhi

In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it - Mary Norton Gordon

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Once In A Lifetime

Once in a lifetime you find a friend who touches not only your heart, but also your soul ...

Once in a lifetime you discover someone who stands beside you and not over you ...

Once in a lifetime, if you're lucky you find someone as I have found you;

Very special people we can be ourselves with, talk with, laugh with, hope with and believe with ...

I love you!