catapulted into the quest

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How do we meet challenges? For me, I try to remember when breaking that every crack is an opening. No matter how harsh the experience, something is always opened in us, and what is opened is always more important that what breaks us. We must not get stuck in our list of legitimate grievances, or we will never be able to enter the depth that becomes available for being opened. Lean into the tender places. Very quickly, when broken open, we’re exhausted of our differences. When broken open, we don’t try so hard to keep up needless boundaries and are forced to realize we are the same. Things we thought that mattered don’t, and this allows us to touch and be touched more directly. I know once my heart is opened, I can find the courage to lean into the place where I am broken, to lean into that opening- letting life rush in and touch me there, even though that place is incredibly tender. I’ve discovered over time that the rush of life into the tender place where we are broken is the beginning of resilience…….Mark Nepo

lean into the experience of being you for only a moment, and you will come up a resistance so powerful and convincing…..your worth is always being questioned, yes? remember, this is your one, true life……may you transition into your holiness….

There is the transition from sacrificing yourself for someone to the simple self-sacrifice, which is not a noble giving up of things or a performing of any task for anyone, not even for God, but just a making holy (or making whole) of yourself- the utter simplicity you speak of…..Helen Luke

the subtle experience

I have a feeling that my boat

has struck, down there in the depths,

against a great thing.

And nothing happens! Nothing- Silence- Waves_

and are we standing now, quietly, in the new life?

….Juan Ramon Jimenez

4 thoughts on “catapulted into the quest

  1. Perhaps the great beauty of the oceans is given us as a gift, a constant reminder of the way life moves in, around, and through us. The great waters can break our ship, or carry us to our deliverance. I am reminded of Shackleton’s voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia … May your way be clear today …

    • I was reflecting on a similar metaphor today…..receiving & giving….like the ebb & flow of the tide…..spring winds to you g.f.s…..

  2. O, my dear one, this is a new favorite. Let us lean into that which threatens to reveal our tenderness, our inner most fears and desires. Let us close our eyes and sink into the sorrow that grieves for undeniable joys, the still that knows the working of our soul. Our wholeness is in the breaking apart…….

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