Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.
~ Old Celtic blessing
spacious and receptive to the old ways, inviting of the new ways…..welcoming, yet not holding……this is soul tending……
The soul, like the moon,
is new, and always new again.
And I have seen the ocean
Since I scoured my mind
and my body, I too, Lalla
am new, each moment new.
My teacher told me one thing,
Live in the soul.
When that was so,
I began to go naked,
~Lal Ded, (Coleman Barks trans.)
Have the times of darkness in your life, of uncertainty and self-doubt, of defeat, also been times when your beauty, your potential beckoned, but you needed courage to pursue it? You needed to give your heart to it, but you were scared? They have been for me.