memories of who you were

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Life at Midlife

I am no longer waiting for a special occasion; I burn the best candles on ordinary days.
I am no longer waiting for the house to be clean; I fill it with people who understand that even dust is Sacred.
I am no longer waiting for everyone to understand me; It’s just not their task
I am no longer waiting for the perfect children; my children have their own names that burn as brightly as any star.
I am no longer waiting for the other shoe to drop; It already did, and I survived.
I am no longer waiting for the time to be right; the time is always now.
I am no longer waiting for the mate who will complete me; I am grateful to be so warmly, tenderly held.
I am no longer waiting for a quiet moment; my heart can be stilled whenever it is called.
I am no longer waiting for the world to be at peace; I unclench my grasp and breathe peace in and out.
I am no longer waiting to do something great; being awake to carry my grain of sand is enough.
I am no longer waiting to be recognized; I know that I dance in a holy circle.
I am no longer waiting for Forgiveness.
I believe, I believe.

~Mary Anne Perrone

who are you when you forget?

inquiry for today~    maybe you could offer yourself a finer moment today…..is this bold?

when you are called

The hallmark of freedom. Do you have the freedom to move between different perspectives? True freedom exists when you are able to consider infinite viewpoints, but not be stuck in any of them. By not being beholden to one singular perspective, you allow yourself to attune to each moment anew and see what the moment naturally calls forth in you.

~Adyashanti

2 thoughts on “memories of who you were

  1. I’m no longer waiting
    I’m no longer afraid
    I’m no longer worrying about what others think of me
    I use all candles – all the time – or whenever I feel like
    I give myself time to read, now that my child-rearing & performing years are over
    I even like myself much better than I did – because I’m me.

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