sometimes

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We are powerful beyond measure, and so deeply vulnerable at the same time. This may seem like a dichotomy, but it isn’t. We have misunderstood real power. It has been something assertive, nonsurrendering, pushing on through. This is not real power. This is simply willfulness. Real power is something else—receptivity, vulnerability, the courage to keep your heart open on the darkest of days, the strength to feel it all even when the odds are stacked against you. Real power is showing up with your heart on your sleeve and absolutely refusing to waste one moment of your life hidden behind edginess and armor. The art of enheartened presence. Now that’s power. ~Jeff Brown

we cannot know what is behind each bit of suffering or mood or door of despair……and how do we shift from fear to potential? what is inspiring today may be very different than tomorrow……

I refused to live
locked in the orderly house of
reasons and proofs.
The world I live in and believe in
is wider than that. And anyway,
what’s wrong with “Maybe” ?
You wouldn’t believe what once or
twice I have seen. I’ll just
tell you this:
only if there are angels in your head will you
ever, possibly, see one.

~Mary Oliver

where your life meets the whole

Sometimes we need to roll up our sleeves (literally or metaphorically) and dive into the work that needs to be done. At other times all we have to do is spread our wings and let the winds carry us. It is connection- to self, others, the world, and the Mystery that is larger than us all- that guides us in knowing if this is wing-flapping or effortless gliding (or often a little of both) kind of day.

~Oriah Mountain Dreamer

2 thoughts on “sometimes

  1. Power vs Force – the life work of Dr David Hawkins. Not that we need to calibrate our own experience, he has done that for us … We only need to recognize that courage allows us to take the step toward being truly human, to allowing divine spirit to shine from us … Moving us on the wind, knowing where to find the rising air.
    I love the poetry of Mary Oliver – I think she is the new Rumi !

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