While grasping on to what we desire is part of our conditioning, it blinds us to our deeper longings and keeps us trapped in craving. Freedom begins when we pause and pay close attention to our experience. Longing, felt fully, carries us to belonging. The more times we traverse the path- feeling the loneliness or craving, and inhabiting its immensity- the more the longing for love becomes a gateway into love itself. Our longings don’t disappear, nor does the need for others. But by opening into the well of desire- again and again- we come to trust the boundless love that is its source.
sink down into the simplicity of getting it all wrong, of opening the palms and asking for help……
inquiry for today~ how will your receive today? your gifts? your possibilities? your pain?
Here is the question: Are you willing to be completely at peace with how things are right now in your life? Are you willing for just one moment to let go of all your dissatisfaction, of all your suffering about how things are? Are you willing to let go of all the worry and tension in your body and simply breathe?
~Oriah Mountain Dreamer