the grit of a risky heart

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If we only focus on the results, we will be devastated. We can plan, we can care for, tend and respond. But we cannot control. Instead we take a breath, and open to what is unfolding, where we are. This is a profound shift, from holding on, to letting go.  ~Jack Kornfield

these sunflowers, so up in the sky, so bright and unabashedly open and risky….

inquiry for today~  so you said it…risk…..yeh, and so what now?

what is fear anyway?

So you mustn’t be frightened, dear Mr. Kappus, if a sadness rises in front of you, larger than any you have ever seen; if an anxiety, like light and cloud-shadows, moves over your hands and over everything you do. You must realize that something is happening to you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don’t know what work these conditions are doing inside you?  ~Rilke

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