The attempt to create a life devoid of disappointment is the attempt to avoid the vulnerabilities that make the conversations of life real, moving, and life-like; it is the attempt to avoid our own necessary and merciful heartbreak. To be disappointed is to reassess our self and our inner world, and to be called to the larger foundational reality that lies beyond any false self we had only projected upon the outer world. The great question in disappointment is whether we allow it to bring us to ground, to a firmer sense of our self, a surer sense of our world, and what is good and possible for us in that world, or whether we experience it only as a wound that makes us retreat from further participation. ~David Whyte
these great moons keep coming round, filling our cup with light and possibility….even through endless days of things that are lost…….
inquiry for today~ how can our complacency be reinvigorated?
No one ever told us we had to study our lives.
That we should begin with the simple exercises first and slowly go on trying
the hard ones, practicing till strength and accuracy
become one with the daring to leap
And in fact we can’t live like that: we take on
everything at once before we’ve even begun to read or mark time,
we’re forced to begin in the midst of the hardest movement.
The one already sounding as we are born.