how we save ourselves

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God speaks to each of us as he makes us,

then walks with us silently out of the night.

These are the words we dimly hear:

You, sent out beyond your recall,

go to the limits of your longing.

Embody me.

Flare up like flame

and make big shadows I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.

Just keep going. No feeling is final.

Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country they call life.

You will know it by its seriousness.

Give me your hand.

~Rilke

maybe you know when you slid into complacency….maybe you need a dose of wonder…..

inquiry for today~  and when it gets hard today- look up and “let everything happen to you”…….begin again…..

there is a little plan

We all need a reference point- call it what you will, a philosophy, a moral code, a rule of conduct, a worldview, a faith. A lighthouse in the storm. If we develop an original, honest, courageous capacity for perceiving beauty, we will have found a value we can always trust. In a night full of snares and demons, we will rely on a friendly light to comfort us and show us the way.   ~Piero Ferrucci

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