The Year of the Earth Dog
Wandering Arts Collective, highlights each contributors agency and restlessness as we partake in all the opportunities available for ones as magnificent as us.
All in Revelations
The Year of the Earth Dog
“when it’s time for you to love, you’re going to love, the same way when it’s time for you to hurt, you are going to hurt. you’re going to hurt, your life is perfectly balanced, you will hurt and love, when its necessary Nothing more, nothing less.” RMD
“ Truth is a pathless land. Man cannot go through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest, ritual, nor through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding, of contents of his own mind, through observation and through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection.”
“Sometimes we are living the in-between times: when we’re no longer who we used to be. But we haven’t yet arrived at our next stage either… we’re always on the road to the next stage, whether we are days old or decades old. The spirit of life is diminished by the time. In the present moment, our task is to let go of what was with love or even somehow embrace what emerges next….” -Marianne Williamson
"And as you go through another year of healing, I want you to know that you cannot rush the soul. It’s okay to take your time. Be patient with yourself. Nothing good ever comes out of things done in a rush. And believe me, when the healing is complete, you will know. You will feel it in your bones. No matter how long it takes for you to get there, just know you will get there. Just be patient." -TH
"Solitude is dangerous, to reason without being favorable to virtue. Remember that solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitous, and possible mad.... it's very addictive" -Samuel Johnson
“you have to allow yourself to break apart, that’s the only way you’re going to know what you are made of. Let yourself go. Let yourself fall. Let yourself drown. Let yourself shatter. And above all, let yourself get hurt. Do all these things and know…. you have really know your demons to defeat them. Befriend them. Love them and walk with them. That’s the only way you’re going to grow.”
“So I wander, wander where my home is, where I come from
how the makers sowed it.
Like Constellations, how we all connected
In a heart- all rows intersecting
True blue ocean the meaning feels heavy
but I let go, I let go, stay ready
By the roots of my toes I am steady…
I don’t take from the road I’ve got plenty
My home where I wander, my home is where I wander body soul.”
What I know is that I don’t know,
And now I dance, I sing, and I live full
I give it all to the call of the unknown, (I hope)
What I say, is that I don’t Say
And now I rest no stress in the holy name
All fears and my tears, I give it all away
I play like a child of the earth” – TH
“not all goodbyes are harsh and hard. Some good-byes can be meaningful and beautiful. Some can be life changing, they can make you or break you. They give you the courage to heal, to move on, to forgive, to love yourself fiercely. The truth is, you learn a little more about yourself every time someone says goodbye.”
"Everything you want is on the other side of letting go. You don't hold on because you like to hurt, you hold on because you need certainty. Because pain is familiar. But on the other side of that story that haunts you, are your dreams..."
Maybe our destiny does not prescribe a destination but rather a course pushing us to be who we are and be true to ourselves. If you can find a way to be yourself in the middle of life’s turbulence, hold your head high. Many are struggling not because of their perceived failure of success, but rather their lack of identity.