transformations.....listen to yourself

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Yesterday we lost one of the wisest women of our times. I felt profoundly sad as I read of her passing, because I felt she still had so much to teach us. But God had other plans and called her home to be with Him. 


In my pursuit of a simple and serene life, I have often listened to the wise words of Maya Angelou. 

The other day I talked about saying the words I Love You, because allowing love into your life is the most important thing you can do. It is the essence of life and of God.

So today I will share these words while I sit in quietude and listen for the voice of God.

"We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free." -maya angelou

Rest in peace Maya Angelou, knowing that you left this world a better place for so many of us.

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Thanks to my daughter Katy for reminding me of this poem.


  1. I love this woman. She will be missed but her words are her legacy.

  2. A lovely tribute, Laura.
    She will be missed.

  3. She influenced so many lives....including mine. I'll never forget her. Very beautiful post my friend. Sweet hugs, Diane

    1. thank you, Diane. I will never forget her or her wonderful words.

  4. I was sorry to hear of Maya's passing as well. She was such a wise and wonderful woman and led such an interesting life! Her beautiful words and spirit never failed to teach me and others how to live. She will never be gone, for she will live through those whose lives she touched. Thanks for sharing your lovely tribute.

  5. Such a fantastic person and such a great loss for humanity.

  6. I was so shocked when I saw that she had passed on the news. She was certainly a gifted poet and a strong woman.

    1. It really was a shock, Kelly. She apparently didn't let anyone know that she was so ill, but just kept on with her life.

  7. She sure was a treasure and very wise woman with so much to offer.



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