a wildish kind of life

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At any time you can ask yourself: At which threshold am I now standing? At this time in my life, what am I leaving? Where am I about to enter? What is preventing me from crossing my next threshold.? What would enable me to do it? A threshold is not a simple boundary; it is a frontier that divides two different territories, rhythms, and atmospheres.   ~John O’Donohue

it’s fun to forget how to live so that when you rediscover it, you really, really hang on and live wild……

inquiry for today~   what happens when you remember that life is an adventure?

how you dive in

What if you bowed

before every dandelion you met

and wrote love letters to

squirrels and pigeons

who crossed your path?

What if scrubbing the dishes became

an act of single reverence for the gift

of being washed clean, and what if the

rhythmic percussion of chopping carrots

became the drumbeat of your dance?

What if you stepped into the shower

each morning only to be baptized anew

and sent forth to serve the grocery bagger,

the bank teller, and the bus driver

through simple kindness?

And what if the things that make

your heart dizzy with delight were

no longer stuffed into the basement

of your being and allowed out to play

in the lush and green fields?

There are two ways to live in this world:

As if everything were enchanted

or nothing at all.

There is no in between, although you

keep trying to live this divided life knowing

deep down something is awry.

You have lived long enough

with this tearing apart.

Come out into the wide world

and discover there, companions and guides

at every turn, and even those who summon

curses from your heart have

a divine spark within them bright enough

to invite wonder.

~Christine Valters Paintner

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