common tribal wisdom

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What is it to explore our highest possibilities? In many ways this concept has become the thesis for my life. It’s a question I ask myself everyday. How can I truly realize my potential? What is my potential? Who defines it? Is it society’s idea of what I am meant to achieve, or is it more difficult to understand? Is it a set of goals that my ego has constructed to cement my idea of value to myself and the outside world? Ir is it perhaps a deeper calling? In my experience, my highest possibilities have always lived behind doors I’d refused to open because I was afraid to confront or disappoint. It is only when I have opened those doors that I have seen the possibilities behind them. Where there was perceived confrontation, I’ve found authenticity, and when I was afraid of not pleasing others, I found my truth.     ~Elena Brower

don’t. ever. cower. for. long.

inquiry for today~  how will you shine and move through the discomfort of growing today?

feeling small

We go into the darkness, we seek initiation, in order to know directly how the roots of all beings are tied together: how we are related to all things, how this relationship expresses itself in terms of interdependence, and finally how all phenomena abide within one another. Yes, the roots of all living things are tied together. Deep in the ground of being, they tangle and embrace. This understanding is expressed in the term nonduality. If we look deeply, we find that we do not have a separate self-identity, a self that does not include sun and wind, earth and water, creatures and plants, and one another. We cannot exist without the presence and support of the interconnecting circles of creation- the geosphere, the biosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere, and the sphere of our sun. All are related to us; we depend on each of these spheres for our very existence.   ~Roshi Joan Halifax

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