this heart escape

I do believe in an everyday sort of magic-

the inexplicable connectedness

we sometimes experience

with places, people, works of art

and the like

the eerie appropriateness

of moments of synchroncicity,

the whispered voice,

the hidden presence,

when we think we’re alone.

~Charles de Lint

how we rewire our long-held beliefs….

inquiry for today~ it’s time to open in this way…..

escape

Somewhere in every heart there is a discerning voice. This voice distrusts the status quo. It sounds out the falsity in things and encourages dissent from the images things tend to assume. It underlines the secret crevices where the surface has become strained. It advises distance and opens up a new perspective through which the concealed meaning of a situation might emerge. The inner voice makes any complicity uneasy. Its intention is to keep the heart clean and clear. This voice is an inner whisper not obvious or known to others outside. It receives little attention and is not usually highlighted among a person’s qualities. Yet so much depends on that small voice. The truth of its whisper marks the line between honor and egoism, kindness and chaos. In extreme situations, which have been emptied of all shelter and tenderness, that small voice whispers from somewhere beyond and encourages the heart to hold out for dignity, respect, beauty and love.

~John O’Donohue

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