ok. here is your life.

With every breath- I plant the seeds of devotion.

I am the farmer of the heart.

~Rumi

when the light comes up, may I notice…..

inquiry for today~ use any practice you have to simply notice your precious life unfolding……

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As the sun never stops shining no matter the weather, our heart is an inner sun that never stops emanating from within, no matter the psychic or circumstantial weather we encounter in the world. Yet sometimes, when hurt or afraid, we mistakenly shut down as a form of protection, though this only incapacitates us more.
 
The inner purpose of will is to keep the inner light unblocked and shining, while the outer purpose of will is to open and close the windows and blinds of our life as the weather demands. Our heart is the conduit between Spirit and life. It must never shut down. 
  
Expressing what we go through is a major way to keep the inner light unblocked and shining, regardless of what we write or in what form.
 
Given what it means to see (to be still enough to receive things as they actually are) and what it means to be original (to inhabit presence in a way that returns us to the everlasting forms and rhythms of life), we need a more relational sense of will.

Along the way, we are humbled to discover that we are not gods who carve out rivers, but luminous beings working our way in the stream. Consider the Upanishads, which are the earliest sourcebooks of the Hindu tradition. The Sanskrit word Upanishad means a sitting, an instruction at the feet of a master. Since these holy texts are anonymous, the Upanishads have come to be known as instructions at the feet of an unseeable master. All poets and seekers find themselves here eventually: listening at the feet of unseeable masters and recording what passes through, working with what is there to uncover its wisdom.
  
In staying receptive, we eventually enter the paradox of everlasting will, which requires us to surrender to the unfolding of our heart, in order to discover our true strength. This lasting strength resembles a wave being brought to the surface by the depths of the sea. Each wave opens itself to the sky after being shaped and lifted by the deep. This is why I understand my greatest moments of creative will as those that have shaped me and lifted me into the open.

~Mark Nepo
 

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