Smiles, Love and Letting Go

 

Emma holding Gramma's hand June 8-2012 - bruce witzel photo (2)

Emma holding Grandma’s hand – 2012

 

Walk along the Fraser River - bruce witzel photo (2)

Emma along the Fraser River in 2012

 

Old piers on the mighty Fraser River - bruce witzel photo (2)

 

Richard Rohr on Letting Go of of the False Self

 

The saints and mystics say, “When I’m nobody, I’m everybody!” When I’m no one, I’m at last every one. When I’m nothing, I’m everything. When I’m empty, I’m full. This is why so few people truly seek an authentic spiritual life. Who wants to be nothing? We’ve been told the whole point was to be somebody.                               

 

 

Emma & Fran decorating  Christmas cookies, Dec. 18, 2016 - brice wtzel photo (2)

Emma with Grandma – Christmas 2016

 

Brit and Emma - Kristen keeley photo, Dec. 9, 2017

                                            Emma and Britney (sisters forever) – Dec. 2017

 

Christmas baking 2016 - bruce witzel photo (2)

Brit, Grandma (beloved Francis), Emma & Kristen – Christmas 2016

 

Fran at Monument valley - October 2010

Fran at Monument Valley, October 2010 & below;

Old souls, rising up.

 

Monument Valley, Navaho Nation, Oct. 29 - 2010 - bruce witzel photo

 

St. John of the Cross expressed it this way:

To come to the pleasure you have not, you must go by a way in which you enjoy not. To come to the knowledge you have not, you must go by a way in which you know not. To come to the possession you have not, you must go by a way in which you possess not. To come to be what you are not, you must go by a way in which you are not.

 

Peace and Love ~ Bruce

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21 thoughts on “Smiles, Love and Letting Go

  1. Beautiful family Bruce, what a wonderful life you share with your family. May you have a Merry Christmas this season. Your quotes hit me deep as a teacher. I am humbled and deeply saddened by the stories the students tell me of their lives. It has been a week.

    • Thank you Mark. May your Christmas be that of love and light. It must be difficult to be a youngster this day and age – and a teacher too. 3 of my siblings are retired teachers (counseling, math & woodworking) and I know you are often witness and privy to much suffering and struggles. Teaching is quite a calling.

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