crafting a life

What does a deeper glimpse into this truth of change offer us, ultimately? We see that there is a tender, exultant beauty to every hour, in fact to every minute we have just because we are alive. Yet at the same time, everything we hear and see and feel and want and know is fleeting, ungraspable. The fragility and dynamism of life is also what makes it so vital. Every experience, every encounter, every realized desire, and every unfulfilled longing that comes into our lives is moving, changing. Our everyday reality is as insubstantial and shimmering as light . . . and in its very presence, miraculous. It is hard for words to convey both our ability to rejoice at the wondrousness of life as it continually flows into being and the poignancy forged in the insubstantiality of constant change as it all continually recedes.

Life is short, and it is sacred.

~Sharon Salzberg

I cannot separate life from fear….

inquiry for today~ for all that lives on in you and for you….

finding meaning

All through your life, the most precious experiences seem to vanish. Transience turns everything to air. You look behind and see no sign even of a yesterday that was so intense. Yet in truth, nothing ever disappears, nothing is lost. Everything that happens to us in the world passes into us. It all becomes part of the inner temple of the soul and it can never be lost. This is the art of the soul: to harvest your deeper life from all the seasons of your experience. This is probably why the soul never surfaces fully. The intimacy and tenderness of its light would blind us. We continue in our days to wander between the shadowing and the brightening, while all the time a more subtle brightness sustains us. If we could but realize the sureness around us, we would be much more courageous in our lives. The frames of anxiety that keep us caged would dissolve. We would live the life we love and in that way, day by day, free our future from the weight of regret.

~John O’Donohue

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