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
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