One day the hero
afraid to take
and the old interior angel
slowly limps in
with her no-nonsense
and her old secret
and goes ahead.
so scared on the way toward life’s culmination….that which we feel but cannot name…..conceptual knowing cannot capture reality….we have to simply live and walk into the fire…….
The opening of the heart is a liberation from the limitations of fear. Opening the heart dissolves the wall between our self and others and dissolves the wall between our self and the sacred. In peace, we disarm. In strength, we have no need for props or positions. In goodness, we have no need to harm. Our only needs are to grow in clarity and to grow in generosity. Defenselessness is a beautiful state of being, one which we would do well to intend for ourselves and to wish for all others. Opening our heart, life becomes not so much about difficulty, although difficulties may certainly still arise for us. We simply, with an open heart, hold everything more lightly. We hold everything, in healer Barbara Brennan’s beautiful phrase, “only lightly dusted with form.”……Kathleen Dowling Singh
Hold me against the dark: I am afraid.
Circle me with your arms. I am made
So tiny and my atoms so unstable
That at any moment I may explode. I am unable
To contain myself in unity. My outlines shiver
With the shock of living.