This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body….
you have not lost your way……you live it now, and now, and now…..discovery like wild, conscious breath
inquiry for today~ and what obstacles still feel in the way of living? how do you plan a new year and leave enough room for discovery?
Oftentimes we are so busy creating change that we contract away from the only place where change is happening — Presence.
Presence is not only being “present with” something. In Presence, space is created and choice is available. Presence is the space where evolution is happening. Presence is the field that creates through us, bringing more flow and alignment to our actions. Presence is what remains trustworthy, reliable and steady with all that is changing in you and around you.
~ Chameli Ardagh