allow your heart

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Each person is born with a gift. Our call is to find it and care for it. The ultimate purpose of the gift is to exercise the heart into inhabiting its aliveness. For the covenant of life is not just to stay alive, but to stay in our aliveness. And staying in aliveness depends on opening the heart and keeping it open.

Our dreams, goals, and ambitions are all kindling, fuel for the heart to exercise its aliveness, to bring our gift into the world, to discover what matters. Like a match, our light is revealed as our gift strikes against the needs of the world. When my sincerity strikes against yours, our gifts can give off their light.

We drift in and out of knowing our aliveness. Pain, worry, fear, and loss can muffle and confuse us. But finding our gift and working it will bring us back alive. It doesn’t matter if we’re skillful or clumsy, if we play our gift well or awkwardly, or if we make great strides or fail. Aliveness is not a judge in a talent show. Aliveness shows itself in response to wholeheartedness, when we can say yes to life, and work with what we’re given, and stay in relationship—to everything.   ~Mark Nepo

sometimes we can’t remember a time without difficulties…..without judgment and no way out…..

inquiry for today~  how can the day lend itself a little more wisely? to being in the day instead of way ahead or deep in the past?

no other way

Some say you are thorn, others, jasmine.
Some say you have no belief; others, that you are a devout.
Pay no attention to such opinions. You are a lover.

~Rumi

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