I just finished reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. I think it is officially one of my favorite books ever. I read a few reviews on Goodreads about it after I finished it and it seemed like each person found something totally different in it. I am not even really sure I can put into words what my take on it was, I just know it spoke to me and I already want to go back and read it again.
“You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear”
“I make art, sometimes I make true art, sometimes it fills the empty places in my heart. Some of them. Not all.”
From The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Just after my father passed away I found the site The Daily Love through Oprah’s show Super Soul Sunday. It actually is a daily love e-mail, and I have loved receiving it. I often sign up for things like this and then after awhile its overkill, and I opt out or delete it daily. This has not been the case for this site. Each day I find a little nugget of information that helps me in some way. It’s like it is reading my mind!
Lately, I have been particularly fond of the daily affirmations at the bottom of each email. I have always wanted a mantra, or saying that I knew I could always say to get centered and calm, but that has actually not been that easy to find. I think it was because I was looking for a one size fits all saying and sometimes I need several sizes to fit the way I am feeling. Each time I find one I like I write it down in my notebook that I have around me almost all the time. Here are a couple of my favorites recently from the daily love.
I feel the love of those that are not physically around me.
All that I need will come to me at the right time and place.
I trust my inner light and intuition to guide me.
and a little one that I use when I am feeling off or down that I heard from Danielle LaPorte
Stop! This is not the way I want to feel.