the art of unleashing life

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The sense of my life today is to be entirely available to the immaterial Presence in me through a state in which I will be completely passive and yet very awake. This requires a balance between the intensity of presence and a greater and greater relaxation. There is in me an essential energy that is the basis of all that exists. I don’t feel it because my attention is occupied by everything contained in my memory, thoughts, images, desires, disappointments, physical impressions. I don’t know what I am, I don’t know who I can be, yet something tells me to look and to listen, and to seek seriously and truly. And when I try to listen, I see that I am stopped by thoughts and feelings and I listen poorly and I’m not quite enough to hear, to feel; but my wish to know is more subtle, and I want the attention that is required to notice……Jeanne de Salzmann

we forget that we are enough….that life is enough….suffering and all that is unanswerable challenge us to remain present……awaking every day to the newness of the heart allows an openness unachievable with the reasoning mind….this is the kiss of your life…..

As a spiritual student and teacher, I’ve come to accept that self-compassion and forgiveness are my greatest virtues. If we want to grow spiritually we must live from a place of non-judgment and release blame toward others and ourselves. The practice begins with ourselves. Blame and judgment are the ego’s tricks for keeping us stuck in the illusory world of fear. It’s easy to stay stuck in the past, wishing we could have done things differently, wishing we could be different. But we must accept that the past no longer exists and that the present is an opportunity for spiritual growth and healing. Releasing self-blame is a fierce commitment to self-love. It immediately unleashes us from our past and centers us into the present. As spiritual students, we must stretch beyond our limiting beliefs and heighten our awareness of the love that dwells in our most silent moments. We must center into our innocence to move beyond blame…….Gabrielle Bernstein

travel softly

Finisterre….

The road in the end taking the path the sun had taken,

into the western sea, and the moon rising behind you

as you stand where ground turns to ocean: no way

to your future now

but the way your shadow could take,

walking before you across water,

going where shadows go,

no way to make sense of a world

that wouldn’t let you pass

except to call an end to the way you had come,

to take out each frayed letter you brought

and light their illumined corners, and to read

them as they drifted through the western light;

to empty your bags; to sort this and to leave that;

to promise what you needed to promise all along,

and to abandon the shoes

that had brought you here

right at the water’s edge,

not because you had given up

but because now,

you would find a different way to tread,

and because, through it all,

part of you could still walk on,

no matter how, over the waves.

…..David Whyte

4 thoughts on “the art of unleashing life

  1. Water is the great purifier of life, if we can stand at the waters edge, and empty our pockets of the things we carry, then forgiveness can be ours, and light-ness will carry us, as we learn then to walk upon the water …. May the waters of life wash gently on you shores today ..

    • a beautiful prayer here….to ’empty our pockets’…..a reprieve from all that subtle weight…..I would love to leave a trail of shiny nuggets full of self-judgment, worry, fear and my million unanswered questions…..then dive deep into ocean calm……..divine light of water fills you up with words g.f.s…..

  2. When I read these words, I felt I had found the divine message of this post – awaking every day to the newness of the heart allows an openness unachievable with the reasoning mind. I have known many who seek to define everything, to understand everything. And yet, in our defining, we actually make the things that matter most – well, we make them less. Attempt to define God, or love, or the color purple……and nothing can come close to the silence that is open acceptance to the wonderful knowledge that we don’t know much. 🙂 Today – let us cling to our unknowing and celebrate our ability to question……. ~ Love ever, Bobbie

    • so much releasing…..it seems the deeper I move into life, the more letting go and surrendering becomes a healing mantra……this is why light moves….this is why time is an illusion…..in celebration of awakened passivity……may the clouds roll by softly today Bobbie….

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