To have a temporary, isolated sense of power over all events and circumstances, is a lovely illusory privilege and perhaps the prime beautifully constructed conceit of being human and most especially of our being youthfully human, but it is a privilege that must be surrendered with that same youth, with ill health, with accident, with the loss of loved ones who do not share our untouchable powers; powers eventually and most emphatically given up, as we approach our last breath.
The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability, how we become larger and more courageous and more compassionate through our intimacy with disappearance, our choice is to inhabit vulnerability as generous citizens of loss, robustly and fully, or conversely, as misers and complainers, reluctant, and fearful, always at the gates of existence, but never bravely and completely attempting to enter, never wanting to risk ourselves, never walking fully through the door.
let your stories inform, awaken, and reveal……then let them go……
inquiry for today~ view your life like a spiritual biography today…..a map of forgiveness and opening……
Allow, and grace
will carry you to higher ground.
The only safety
lies in letting it all in-
simply bearing the truth.
In the choice to let go
of your known way of being,
the whole world is revealed to your new eyes.