... things we didn't know we knew and that poetry is a soul dialogue, as if life's
mystery is speaking to us and through us. ... or old garden books, finding new
and interesting words, and then list them in a notebook—or write them on little
pieces of paper and put them in ajar. ... I asked my poet friend John Dotson, “Why
Author: Elizabeth Murray
Publisher: Rodale Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Living life in full bloom means living with hope and purpose, with imagination and vision—in a way that honors the Earth, the spirit, and one another. Elizabeth Murray encourages and nurtures you to explore four personality attributes (Gardener, Artist, Lover, and Spirit Weaver), or pathways, that create a framework for practicing mindfulness, unleashing potential, and reviving communities. As Gardeners, you will learn to observe and grow; as Artists, you'll discover creativity and new possibilities; as Lovers, you'll lead with the heart and commit to things they're passionate about; and as Spirit Weavers, you'll create rituals and express gratitude. Accented with Murray's exquisite nouveau vintage photography, 30 guided activities for each pathway help you take small but powerful action steps to define the purposes of busy lives and remember who you really are. Murray also includes profiles of "bloomers," inspiring individuals who exemplify this life and are in partnership with their local communities and international organizations focused on people and causes. A step-by-step exercise on life mapping helps to identify passions, skills, and community needs and offers specific actions to serve the greater good.