these days

When in the middle of difficulty, it’s easy to paint the whole world as difficult. When in pain, it’s easy to construct a worldview of pain. When lonely, it’s easy to subscribe to an alienating philosophy of existence. Then we spend hours and even years seeking to confirm the difficult existence we know. Or we rebound the other way, insisting on a much lighter, giving world, if we could only transcend the difficulties that surround us.

Life has taught me that neither extreme is helpful, though I’ve spent many good hours lingering in each. Instead, I think we’re asked to face what we’re given, no mater how difficult, and to accept that life is always more than the moment we find ourselves in. In every instance, there’s the truth of what we’re going through and the resource of a larger, more enduring truth that’s always present beyond what goes wrong. Ultimately, it’s the enduring truth that helps us through.

~Mark Nepo

beginning to settle like the bare trees- releasing and allowing….

inquiry for today~ how will you breathe, relax, feel, watch allow?

when I know this to be true

What you’re running from owns you.

When you can turn and face something

and it no longer intimidates you,

it no longer owns you.

~Adyashanti

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