the next time we forget

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In my many years of teaching I’ve watched many students achieve the quiet of emptiness. And each time my hope is that they will keep going, keep training, keep studying, because there is so much more. When I see them start to cry easily, unapologetically, when something is even a little sad or sweet, I continue to hope they will keep going. Why? Because they still have waiting for the great gift- great, abiding holy-s***-I-wouldn’t-believe-it-if-I-weren’t-feeling-it joy. This isn’t loud joy. It is a quiet, pulsating, porous, “it’s ok” joy that feeds us and gives us the energy to continue to be of service to the world as it is. Without expectations. This is the joy that gives us the courage to speak truth to power. To protest. To clean up. And to dance. To dance with our whole breath, our whole body, the whole world, the whole universe. Because that’s our job. ~Geri Larkin

just for a moment, reinvent a response to a typical argument, a straightforward yes or no, an edgy internal landscape……then come back to the smaller spaces of the heart…….now, notice what was in between?

Your imagination is where possibilities are created and explored. Aiming your imagination involves freeing yourself to envision what you want to achieve and then aligning the vision with your intention. Of course, one of the greatest challenges is not to “survive” within our constraints or interferences, but to design a passionate and creative output within them. When you direct your attention toward your purposeful intent, you find yourself serving what you love, and what you love serves you. ~Dawna Markova & Angie McArthur

when fear rapidly ends

For the world is not painted or adorned, but is from the beginning beautiful; and God has not made some beautiful things, but Beauty is the creator of the universe.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

4 thoughts on “the next time we forget

  1. It is so easy in a world of material / thought based gains, to become deluded by the advent of self awareness. As if arriving in a new land and never leaving the beach, believing what was found there to be the entire island … We need to encourage ourselves to press ever on … The joy waits again at the tree line, the mountainside, and in the valleys below …

    • this is what happened to the new age movement I think…too much self absorption…..not enough accountability…..narrow…..when we offer ourselves, we remember humility more easily……making our island bigger….beautiful analogy g.f.s….

  2. Geri Larkin’s quote reawakened a lost awareness that the joy of being embraced by and embracing the universe is the source for the service of love..

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