faith in the exquisite flow

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The only true place of calm in a storm is the very center. So the only thing to do, once in the storm, is to make our way to the center of it, hard as that may seem……Mark Nepo

gratitude may be one of the most powerful practices……nothing moves stuckness quite like the humble reassurance in the grace found in this life….with that comes some hard reality as well…..a direct invitation to make the choices of our lives……may we continue to find the divine within our courage….

I want to know where gratitude lives. I want to knock politely on its door. I want to be invited into its house. Gratitude does not live in the transactional or the manipulative or the bargaining or the negotiating. I know it does not, because that is where I live, and I never brush shoulders with gratitude, as I am wending my way around and through obstacles and navigating my trajectory from here to that place we used to call safe in our game of tag when we were kids — that one designated spot we could just touch with a foot or even a finger and be impervious to being tagged and made it. When we were touching safe, we could relax our bodies and breathe for a moment. When we were touching safe, we could look around the yard and hear a bird sing, or we could laugh about something or even just not be worried for one infinitesimal moment about the consequences of being caught……..Sarah Rosenberg

courage to know the soft places…..

Life emerges out of the silence of our inner being. The life that we have in our mind, the life that is a reflection of our planning, the life that has been constructed out of bits and pieces in our environment—external conditioning, things we have observed in other people, things that influential people have told us—is actually not who we are. That pre-planned life is rigid. It’s artificial. It’s unresponsive. It doesn’t reflect the life that we were born to live. Magic is actually very down to earth. It’s a part of our lives. It’s going on all the time, we just don’t see it. But when you actually take care of yourself, work with yourself and create openness in your life, life will respond by cooperating. And when you are unwilling to relate with yourself at the beginning of your day, your life is going to give you a hard time……Reggie Ray

4 thoughts on “faith in the exquisite flow

  1. I really like that thought. I wonder if we should not seek the divine in all we are – in our courage, but also in our fears and our stumbling. Surely, there is more divine than we know – than we give voice to. Even when I am most broken, I am certain some holiness exists – some lesson I’ve forgotten to keep. Our divine runs deeper than mere bone. 🙂 Love you, Me

    • …..this may be the sweetest trust……to know the thin veil of mystery……to be the mystery…..may you rest like winter snow Bobbie…..

  2. These are difficult decisions. Even those most enlightened will tell you so. When the choice is life or death, whether personal, or familial, will we choose based on ego, or based on goodness, on the reality of being that just IS, regardless of our power to add or take away.
    Life has it subtleties, its nuances that make us who we are and what we are, determined over millennia of time … truly what rough beast slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

    • …..well said…..how many of us know our life? know what choices we actually make vs. choice by default? how awake are we? these subtleties you remind us of are the grit and the bone……moving into dark winter g.f.s….

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