Ingrid Goff Maidoff - Tending Joy

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& the Sacred Essence of Joy

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A Sacred Pause



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Spring Blossoms

This verse of Rumi’s is the one that has come to mind all week, as my heart swoons to blossoms and buds…

Oh Heart,
Sit with someone
who knows the heart;

go under the tree
which has fresh blossoms.


(I’m sorry, I’m not sure of the translator for this one)

A Sacred Pause


The true source of joy is love — love of God, love of beauty, love of wisdom, love of another human being, it does not matter which. It is all one love: a joyful awareness of dissolving boundaries of our ordinary narrow self, of being one with the reality beyond, of being made whole.
      – Irma Zaleski, from the essay The Door To Joy

A Sacred Pause

If you wish to be loved, love.

( this quote is found in 100 FORTUNES inspiration decks)

A Sacred Pause

As the day follows night,
every winter is followed by spring.
Flowers bloom again, nectar filled,
to sip for new energy,
peace and well-being.





Remembering you are loved,
you return to the garden again.
Looking within, you smile~
the garden was always there.

~from The Honey Sutras



I’m pleased to say a new shipment of Honey Sutras paperbacks is in.  The first arrived damaged, and the few that I salvaged have a typo.  I’m offering these, hand-corrected by the poet herself (how quaint!) on sale for $10.  See the drop down menu on the order page.

Every book  is signed with love.

The Whole Bliss Garden

People ask me
why I am happy.
What can I say?
I stopped trying to be
the sharpest tool
in the shed.
Once I gave that up,
I could rest in all this love.
Relaxed, I opened the door,
stepped out and discovered
                   the whole bliss garden
                                              I’d been missing.


A Sacred Pause


As close as the next breath.  That’s how near Joy is.  Joy Book

Friend You Are a Treasure House



You are a
Treasure House
of Wisdom,
and Beauty.



from the Book of Friendship Quotations