The reality that is left behind in all endings is not just a picture on the wall. It is a sense of which way is up and which way is down; it is a sense of which way is forward and which way is back. It is, in short, a way of orienting oneself and of moving forward into the future. In the old passage rituals, the one is transition would often be taken into unfamiliar territory, beyond the bounds of former experience, and left there for a time. In such a setting and the state of mind it was meant to create, you would be “lost enough to find yourself.” ~William Bridges
to leave it all behind for awhile so that you may come back and make room for it all…..
inquiry for today~ it is a mystery how the heart can endure the graceless rhythms- and then shift them into faith and something worthy to call beauty……
The deeper our faith, the more doubt we must endure; the deeper our hope, the more prone we are to despair; the deeper our love, the more pain its loss will bring: these are a few of the paradoxes we must hold as human beings. If we refuse to hold them in hopes of living without doubt, despair, and pain, we also find ourselves living without faith, hope, and love. ~Parker Palmer