a pause in our stalwart bravery

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Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room……Cheryl Strayed

if the angels and the devils conspired to a truce, what would that look like? maybe that is what the heart looks like as it comes to terms with the challenges and dark times that plague us again and again…..

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions.

When did you stop dancing?

When did you stop singing?

When did you stop being enchanted by stories?

When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul.

Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves.

…..Waylon Lewis – from The Four-Fold Way

what does it mean to be ok?

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

…….. Kurt Vonnegut

3 thoughts on “a pause in our stalwart bravery

  1. Yesterday, I had a package returned as undeliverable to one of the first people I met when I began teaching. Above the label, in beautiful script, someone had written ‘deceased’. My immediate thought was it had to be a mistake, but later I had no choice but to accept otherwise. Last night, I couldn’t help but wonder who had taken such care in writing that word….surely they knew the heart that would break in reading it………. ‘and where I had kept you for so long, now only the echo of my calling’…………

    • such love finds its way no matter the light in between……I miss so many that have gone and to hold them all I have to open deeper than I ever really know I am capable of……blessings to the deep well of light in you Bobbie….

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