Just when we’re softened by the years,
when we have enough experience to see
for ourselves, our maps are torn from us.
This can be frightening, but there’s
divine timing in the dissolution of a
stubborn mind, the way an inlet waits
on the last rock to crumble so it can
find its destiny in the sea. Losing the
way set out by others is necessary so we
can discover for ourselves what it means
to be alive. Now we can burn the clothes
others have laid out for us, not in anger
but to light our way. Now we can let the
soul spill its honey on the unleavened life
we’ve been carrying. Now we can rise.
quiet. spring. lifted. settled. drifting…..can we enjoy the small and fleeting little moments of this season? the trust and the leaning into light?
You have to make your own happiness, wherever you are. Your job isn’t going to make you happy, your spouse isn’t going to make you happy, the weather isn’t going to make you happy. You have to decide what you want, and you have to find that way of doing it, whether or not the outside circumstances are going to participate in your success. You have to be able to create your own happiness, period. And if you can’t, then you need to find a good shrink who can help you figure out what it’s going to take. ~Jonathan Fields
When you follow your bliss and by “bliss” I mean the deep sense of being ‘in it’ and doing what the push is out of your own existence, you follow that and doors will open where you would not have thought there were going to be doors and where there wouldn’t be a door for anybody else. And there’s something about the integrity of a Life. And the World move in and Helps. ~Joseph Campbell