becoming ourselves….one wing at a time….

DSC00427The time to blossom is now, not sometime in the future when you believe the stars will be aligned for you. Having a vision for our future that differs from our current circumstances can be inspiring and exciting, but it can also keep us from fully committing to our present placement. We may become aware that this is happening when we notice our thoughts about the future distracting us from our participation in the moment. We may find upon searching our hearts that we are waiting for some future time or situation in order to self-actualize. This would be like a flower planted in North Dakota putting off blooming because it would prefer to do so in Illinois. There are no guarantees in this life, so when we hold back we do so at the risk of never fully blossoming. This present moment always offers us the ground in which we can take root and open our hearts now. What this means is that we live fully, wherever we are, not hesitating because conditions are not perfect, or we might end up moving, or we haven’t found our life partner. This can be scary, because we might feel that we are giving up our cherished dreams if we do not agree to wait for them. But this notion that we have to hold back our life force now in order to find happiness later doesn’t really make sense. What might really be happening is that we are afraid to embrace this moment, and ourselves, just exactly as we are right now. This constitutes a tendency to hold back from fully loving ourselves, as we are, where we are…….Daily Om

the moment gives us choice….the creativity we use to come to terms with what is happening in our lives vs. what we want to be happening is so unique to each of us…we find our way in this moment….we become through the moment….aligning to the future, not for the future….our creative imprint on our world…..

Discomfort and vexation, a spiritual journey
Requires a deep need
To find something inside
Otherwise, the gods wouldn’t leave him alone.

…..Basho

the creative forces lead us up when we’re down…..

Of importance in approaching the Tao, and the life it calls us to, is the word Te (pronounced ‘deh’). Te refers to nothing less than the quality of human action that allows the central, creative power of the universe to manifest through it. All of creation returns to the source. But the initial coming-into-being of creation is to be understood as a receiving of that which flows downward and outward from the center. Every created entity ultimately is what it is and does what it does due to its specific reception of the energy radiating from the ultimate, formless reality…..Jacob Needleman

the enlightenment trap catches us up in a wave of terror…..

not allowing us to be the imperfect, flawed, & hungry humans

….the real source of wonder & hope…..

A river, following the line of least resistance,
makes elegant curves
moving water, in foam, spray, eddies, and waves,
as well as in clouds, flames, and weavings of smoke in sunlight
Tao, a practice of following, yielding to
Elegant curves.

….Alan Watts

7 thoughts on “becoming ourselves….one wing at a time….

  1. So full of truth, light, and love…..such a needed and important message for humankind……I receive the gentle blessings and will carry them throughout the day…..thank you…..
    Celeste

  2. Perhaps it is age, but I’ve come around to understand that my beauty is in my brokenness, and my freedom, my flaws. How right that the body changes over time, becoming a gallery of scars, a testament to life and one’s capacity to embrace it. ~ Love, Bobbie

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