People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Monthly Archives: January 2013
You may think your only choices are to swallow your anger or throw it in someone’s face, but there’s a third option – you can just let it go. And only when you do that is it really gone and you can move forward.
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.
Rainer Maria Rilke
It occurs to me that I sometimes consciously take actions in my life with a grey and hazy end result. Where the experience has a good chance of hurting me or teaching me in an emotionally challenging way, and yet I do it anyway. Mostly because I want to live that experience, because I want to know who I am in that. To learn, thrive and experience.
Rest here for a moment. Leave your self by the door. Set your soul by the fire. Let your body be pure. Breathe in the bright sunshine. Breathe out the sweet song of your life, left behind you, just where it belongs. Sleep in deep dreaming of a present so still. And a flexible future that will bend with your will. You are the soft sunshine, the fire, the breath. The past and the future, the birth and the death. When you wake to this moment, the world is new. Now embark, with the ember of unbreakable you.
Tempt life to offer you the best experiences you can imagine. Create memories that will feed your quiet moments with love and laughter. Grab your life in both hands and shake out of it all that it will give. And in return, offer more than you get.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.