Our task as we move beyond modernism might be to perceive the poetry, the spirituality, & the mystery in all forms of relationship, understanding that both the joys & the trials constitute an education in the soul. We might also stand against current values & realize deeply & seriously that a good friend is perhaps more valuable than a good job, that a genuine marriage of hearts means more than success, & that the endings, failures, arguments, divorces & ruptures that are so painful in the pursuit of intimacy have their mysterious necessity….Thomas Moore
kissing our own hearts first….that we may know this deep inner work of life-living vulnerability, this heart to soul transcendence… identity without self-possession…without compartmentalizing….no boundaries between heart & soul….
Have you quieted your mind & softened your heart? Are you willing to take responsibility for what you want, for your heart’s desire- to be genuine in communication, & to deal consciously with conflict? Have you made deep peace with the wisdom of sacrifice? Then at some point- & only you will know when- you must leap. Take a leap of passion & faith. You will feel scared & lonely- aware of all the other choices that you passed up, unsure of yourself & the future- but when you commit your whole self to a wise decision, you will also feel abiding peace, incredible strength, & deep happiness. Life will feel more alive. Fun will feel more fun. Pain will feel more painful. You will be, in the words of Chogyam Trungpa, ‘a king or queen with a broken heart,’ ruling your world, sobered by reality, exuberant, fearless, & compassionate……Elizabeth Lesser
a profound statement for sure….sorting out your heart’s passages, finding your voice through your heart….learning what kindness means…not just what kindness ‘is’….
your longing heart overflows, multiplies,
beats into a willingness to hurt the ok hurt….