If you want to know love, let in everything.
never can we reach down and find the authentic joy of this life without the risk that moves with us in every moment….this is not fear, but rather the deep ache that moves through us…..the pulse of the earth and the animals and the nature of our bones….
The same stream of life that runs
through my veins night and day runs
through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.
It is the same life that shoots in joy
through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.
It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle
of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow.
I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world
of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages
dancing in my blood this moment.
The journey to self-knowledge that we each must take- the conscious discovery of our ultimate individual place- is the prerequisite to full human consciousness, to the full savoring of the grandeur of this world, to the privilege of fully participating in life, and to the responsibility of contributing something sacred and essential to this world. Wisdom traditions worldwide say there’s no greater blessing than to live the life of your soul; doing so is the source of your deepest personal fulfillment and of your greatest service to others. It’s what you were born for……Bill Plotkin