the narrow tunnel, cave & viewpoint…may we blossom open…

temptations to narrow

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you

The market only wants to buy & sell you

Fight to stay awake

Choose the path you take

Even if you don’t know where it’s going

Trust your own unknowing

…don’t go back to sleep…

Jan Garrett

we have so much more to give, so much more energy when we envision from a wider lens….a deeper perspective…we tire less easily….we are more tolerant…we don’t react so quickly…

the funny thing is…this does not mean to fall into complacency…does not mean to come from a ‘safe’ vantage..it means Opening…deeply & with strength to withstand all that comes in….

Wow….

as the quote so aptly says…don’t be asleep…& trust your unknowing…

if it comes from the heart, not ego, may it be so….

this is not trite & easy work…this is a lifetime’s commitment…this is being with life…not shutting down…knowing it’s ok to not understand it all…..

ya got to hold on….‘bless my heart

& bless yours too’…

 

The tragic sense of life is ironically not tragic at all, at least in the Big Picture. Living in such deep time, connected to past & future, prepares us for necesssary suffering, keeps us from despair about our own failure & loss, & ironically offers us a way through it all. We are merely joining the great parade of humanity that has walked ahead of us & will follow us. The tragic sense of life is not unbelief, pessimism, fatalism, or cynicism. It is just ‘ultimate & humiliating realism,’ which for some reason demands a lot of forgiveness of almost everything. This is perhaps our major stumbling stone, the price we must pay to keep the human heart from closing down & to keep the soul open for something more……Richard Rohr

12 thoughts on “the narrow tunnel, cave & viewpoint…may we blossom open…

  1. Love this post! Every word is so true.

    Thank you for sharing and reminding me to be open to something greater than myself.

    Peace and love,
    Tammy

  2. The tragic sense of life is not unbelief, pessimism, fatalism, or cynicism. It is just ‘ultimate & humiliating realism,’ which for some reason demands a lot of forgiveness of almost everything.

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