going down

It is always hard to believe that the courageous step is so close to us, that it is closer than we ever could imagine, that in fact, we already know what it is, and that the step is simpler, more radical than we had thought: thought: just sitting down to the desk, just picking up the instrument or the phone: which is why we so often prefer to live in an almost world, why we prefer the story to be more elaborate, our identities to be safely clouded by fear, why we want the horizon to remain always in the distance, the promise never fully and simply made, the essay longer than it needs to be and the answer safely in the realm of impossibility.

~David Whyte

like empty shells, we keep thinking something is there….hidden….

inquiry for today~ seek out your own mysteries…..

it’s time for this

If you happen to be in a phase of your life that is easy and relatively unchallenged, you can just continue to incline your mind toward well-being and remain present for uplifting states as they come. When the difficult times inevitably come along, then you may prepare to face your circumstances without being overwhelmed by fear or trapped in resistance. The willingness to be with any situation, no matter how challenging, trains the heart to stay open- an essential ingredient for a joyful life.

~James Baraz

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