Turn

1: to move in a circular direction wholly or partly round an axis or point
2: with object and adverbial move to a different position in relation to its surroundings or its previous position
3: change or cause to change in nature, state, form, or color; become or make
4: start doing or become involved with
5: shape (something) to a lathe
6: give a graceful or elegant form to

 

Source: en.oxforddictionaries.com

Etymology

Turn (v.): late Old English turnian “to rotate, revolve,” in part also from Old French torner “to turn away or around; draw aside, cause to turn; change, transform; turn on a lathe” (Modern French tourner), both from Latin tornare “to polish, round off, fashion, turn on a lathe,” from tornus “lathe,” from Greek tornos “lathe, tool for drawing circles,” from Proto-Indo-European root tere- to rub, turn.”  Transitive sense in English is from c. 1300.

Source: en.oxforddictionaries.com

Wisdom

"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." 

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896, author activist, philanthropist, best known for popular anti-slavery novel, "Uncle Tome's Cabin")

Bio Source:

www.biography.com/people/harriet-beecher-stowe-9496479

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."

Unknown

“You turned the page, I burned the book.”

Anonymous

“Many times happiness is just around the corner, on that corner that we never dare to turn.” 

Mabel Katz (Argentinian speaker and TV show host based in Los Angeles, practitioner and teacher of the Hawaiian art of Ho'oponopono, and is the author of "The Easiest Way")

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabel_Katz

"Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, 
Through Love all that is copper will be gold, 
Through Love all dregs will become wine, 
Through Love all pain will turn to medicine."

Rumi  (Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, also called by the honorific Mawlānā, 1207—1273, the greatest Sufi mystic and poet in the Persian language, famous for his lyrics and for his didactic epic “Spiritual Couplets”, which widely influenced mystical thought and literature throughout the Muslim world)

Bio Source:

www.britannica.com/biography/Rumi

Meditation

“Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet,

Through Love all that is copper will be gold,

Through Love all dregs will become wine,

Through Love all pain will turn to medicine.” — Rumi

 

Our lives, as we know it, can spiral around and turn on its heads when we reach plateaus of our potentials, which can happen for us individually or collectively.   This can be harrowing experiences sometimes, because intuitively we know we are entering the changing cycles of birth, death, and rebirth.

Oftentimes, when we feel fearful of the unknown and stagnate in our stubbornness not want to change, Life may give us a swift kick from our complacent nests out to a new level of existence, but most importantly a new level of consciousness.

What gives us strength to journey through are our loving relationships.  That love will always carry, support, and protect us, and gives us the capabilities to further tap in and cultivate greater love at deeper levels.

It’s All about The Love, sojourners.  It’s also about our curiosity to discover The Beauty and more Universal mysteries.

Faithfully Yours, Tonya

 

 

 

 

 

 

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