the light we’ve longed for

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We must be willing to get rid of
the life we’ve planned, so as to have
the life that is waiting for us.

The old skin has to be shed
before the new one can come.

If we fix on the old, we get stuck.
When we hang onto any form,
we are in danger of putrefaction.

Hell is life drying up.

…..Joseph Campbell

in our most harrowing times, to surrender may be our sweetest gift…..the only way to begin from the fresh face of grief……the only vessel for cool, spacious tears…..

Let go of what has passed.
Let go of what may come.
Let go of what is happening now.
Don’t try to figure anything out.
Don’t try to make anything happen.
Relax, right now, and rest.

……Tilopa

If you’re feeling vaguely sad and aimless,

ask not what is wrong but what your heart longs for.

……Thomas Moore

4 thoughts on “the light we’ve longed for

  1. As our eyes become wider, our truths become less weighted with dogma and creed, becoming in a word more universal. Good and evil, joy and sadness, become a flow of perceptions, and place to dwell for a moment, but then to move on from. Life, like time, and the universal, does not stand still, the past recedes, the future approaches, the present forms a place were we can observe them both …

    • you describe so well the capacity of witnessing…..I like to think of it as blooming open……a spaciousness that shows us that it’s all moving and ok as it moves…..so wise g.f.s….

  2. …and a time for every purpose under heaven. It is in a moment that we understand not only our place, but the place where our tears are unquestioned, our ache measured only against our joys. In loving, we realize the healing power of surrender. May tears wash clean the divine sacred places you keep. ❤

    • to offer our hearts to our own growth may be the most courageous ideal….your steadfast invitation to hold our tears gently continues to teach me……blessed be Bobbie……

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