beyond the status quo

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You may not have a name for your heart’s desire, you may not even recognize it as a spiritual yearning. It may be some persistent discomfort with your life that you have not known how to respond to, or some inexplicable melancholy that comes upon you some evenings and leaves the next morning. You can feel it, the tangible ache in the chest; you can let it carry you deeper than your thoughts about yourself, deeper than your ideas about spirituality and the meaning of life, down into the spacious simplicity, the silence that is the root of your being. Being present to yourself is the beginning of a journey without end. That kind of journey is itself the destination. All you are asked to do is to start down that road.   ~Roger Housden

no one asks for those little voices of change and tending and mending……all we really want is to smooth the ripples and float…….no deeper truths there…..

inquiry for today~   all the unwritten rules are born of the itty bitty perceptions you can ignore during a day…..no need to pretend, just create a little space for them…..

no pretending

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart.
I said: Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I have never drunk?

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that a fiery sun was giving
light inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt
warmth as from a hearth,
and sun because it gave light
and brought tears to my eyes.

Last night as I slept,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that it was God I had
here inside my heart.

~Antonio Machado

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