Respectability and security are subtle traps on life’s journey. Those who are drawn to extremes are often nearer to renewal and self-discovery. Those trapped in the bland middle region of respectability are lost without ever realizing it. You cannot express the presence of your soul and not pay the price. If you sin against your soul, it is always at great cost. ~John O’Donohue
our inner knowing can be trusted……it’s the clarity of the journey that may not always feel grounded……how contained and small must we be before we consider the other side?
Transformation is a path of deepening into all that life offers us. Time and again, you learn that there is no spiritual bypass. You cannot embrace the beauty of this life without embracing all that is. And when you do, your heart is effectively broken open and the world rushes in. As a result, you may find yourself motivated by a new, internally generated moral imperative to make a difference to be of service to others, and to protect the Earth for future generations. ~Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Cassandra Vieten, Tina Amorok
Right now, and in every now-moment, you are either closing or opening. You are either stressfully waiting for something–more money, security, affections–or you are living from your deep heart, opening as the entire moment, and giving what you most deeply desire to give, without waiting. ~David Deida