wrapping up in what is dear

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Why I Wake Early
Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who made the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and the crotchety –
best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light –
good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.
~Mary Oliver
to live from the essence of why we’re here is no small gift……it is our beloved truth….
inquiry for today~  what lends itself to deeper vibrancy and hope today?
Sometimes we decide to bury a longing that seems impossible to fulfill because we cannot bear the pain. The danger in doing so is that we forget the name of that longing. and if we cannot find it again, we lose a piece of ourselves. Home is, of course, not simply a physical place. It is a sense of belonging, of remembering and being remembered, put back together again when our journeys into the world have fractured and fragmented our sense of self. To live deeper we have to go to places that help us find a slower rhythm. But simply going to these places is not enough. We have to let these places touch us, change us, speak to us.  ~Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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