here we find ourselves

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What to Remember When Waking

…Now, looking through
the slanting light
of the morning
window toward
the mountain presence

of everything
that can be,
what urgency
calls you to your
one love? What shape
waits in the seed
of you to grow
and spread
its branches
against a future sky?

Is it waiting
in the fertile sea?
In the trees
beyond the house?
In the life
you can imagine
for yourself?
In the open
and lovely
white page
on the waiting desk?

….David Whyte

we cannot see what is directly in front of us…we must sneak up on it…..whispering sweet nothings…..offering gifts and spreading light…..

Remember that what you are experiencing right now will not stay the same forever.

The only promise of the present moment is that it is ever-changing. This is simultaneously terrifying and liberating. The terror exists because nothing lives forever and this presses against one of the most painful aspects of human life, that of loss and separation.

And yet the liberation arrives in the very same fact: nothing lives forever—not the sorrow, nor the pain, nor the grief.

Our souls are in a constant journey and they desire to move towards balance. When we can start to view the challenges and heartache of life as an opportunity to become just a little more alive, a doorway opens and there is a choice to walk through it.

….Emma Teitel

Peace is
first of all
the art of being.
……Henri Nouwen

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