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“There are many reasons to be kind, but perhaps none is as compelling as the spiritual fact that that is what we do. It is how the inner organ of being keeps pumping … even when other beings sting.

Some say this makes us a sorry lot that never learns, but to me it holds the same beauty as berries breaking through ice and snow every spring. It is what quietly feeds the world. After all, the berries do no have any sense of purpose or charity. They are not altruistic or self-sacrificing. They simply grow to be delicious because that is what they do.”

~ Mark Nepo from The Book of Awakening

When we tune in to our essence, we know that this is what we do.

Be true to your Self.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

27 comments on “* Inspiration – That is What we Do

  1. Beautiful, Val. A wonderful reminder this day. Blessings to you. 💕

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  2. beautiful! ❤
    Diana xo

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  3. I want to grow to be delicious! ❤

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  4. Beautiful words and photo, Val!

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  5. Such beauty in that message. Thanks, Val. ❤️

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  6. Oh, I love this – because it’s what we do. Yes, that is it.

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  7. Yes our plant life reach up to the Light only Being the best they can be.. Loved this post.. and yes those icy shards can often pierce our spirit but winter gives way to Spring and we learn to grow… As the Ice inside melts to reveal the layers of our True selves..
    So resonated with this Val x

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  8. Yes! When we know WHO we are . . . we know HOW to live.

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  9. “They simply grow to be delicious because that is what they do.” What more could we want in life? Love the picture and Mark’s words. Thanks Val.

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  10. I think kindness is one of the things that separate the humans from the animals. Whatever the reason we can be kind, I wish more of us would be more often. It’s always a good choice, isn’t it?

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  11. Makes me think of ‘To thine oneself be true …’ Lovely, Val.

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  12. It is so simple isn’t it Val when we peel away the grit and fluff. To be kind is to be true to our beings. to be kind is to grow more delicious.

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder of our divine nature. Lovely! ❤

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  13. Carol Ferenc

    It’s so true that kindness quietly feeds the world. Beautiful post, Val.

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