THE FOUR HEAVENLY FOUNTAINS Laugh, I tell you And you

THE FOUR HEAVENLY FOUNTAINS

Laugh, I tell you
And you will turn back
The hands of time.

Smile, I tell you
And you will reflect
The face of the divine.

Sing, I tell you
And all the angels will sing with you!

Cry, I tell you
And the reflections found in your pool of tears –
Will remind you of the lessons of today and yesterday
To guide you through the fears of tomorrow.
— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

And now. This moment. It moves too fast.

And now. This moment. It moves too fast. This is the practice, the way we slow down time. Each breath is a gift, each one an opportunity for reflection, focus, and purpose. What’s gone is gone. What’s ahead isn’t real. I take each breath as it comes. Here. Now. I am here now.
— Sasha Brown-Worsham, Namaste the Hard Way: A Daughter’s Journey to Find Her Mother on the Yoga Mat