How do we find the courage to let go of what feels sure & safe & comfortable so that a new possibility can unfold? And how do we do this not just once, but many times throughout a lifetime, whenever old certainties need to be released, or perhaps abandoned entirely, so that we can take that enormous step across the threshold of our old home? Homeleaving seems to be an auxiliary process, something that helps widen or deepen a channel already running through a life……..S. Anderson & P. Hopkins
how many times have you left ‘home’ to wander, to encounter an ambiguous edge, to find a new way to emerge? this inner fire begins at midnight & burns through dawn….the dark night may linger & only our willingness to endure will open the gate….
Throughout each day, you frequently hit the edges of your cage. When you hit these edges, you either pull back or try to force things to change so that you can remain comfortable. You actually use the brilliance of your mind to stay inside your cage. Day & night you plot & plan how to stay in your comfort zone. Spirituality is the commitment to go beyond, no matter what it takes. When you are trained, like a great athlete, to immediately relax through your edges when they get hit, then it’s all over. You realize that you will always be fine. Nothing can ever bother you except your edges, & now you know what to do with them. All you have to do is constantly relax & lean into them. Then one day, when you least expect it, you fall through into the infinite. That is what it means to go beyond…..Michael Singer
so far down & we can’t get up seems to be an invitation to rest, to quit fighting uphill…..tuck in your feet & root into the archetypes of the fallen….have pity on your broken down, caged up heart….