You still have something important to do – even if you can’t see it right now. Even when you feel lost and pointless, without direction, floating in grief – that great thing still lives inside of you. Deep down.
When the time is right and the world is ready and you’ve learned what you needed to learn – your great gift will come pouring out of you like an Arkansas Spring flood, like a hurricane downpour, unstoppable and urgent.
It will save every heart, crack the world wide apart, pour light into darkness, open minds, heal souls and change lives – especially yours.
There’s no crazy without brilliant; no wisdom without ignorance; no love without hate; and no courage without fear.
Yet we hope to be one without the other – a rose without a thorn. We forget our agreement – to fully experience the light and the dark; to BE human.
We can’t own our gifts or our divinity without also owning our pitiful selves and our stupidity; without realizing that our mistakes are what we came here for. They’re our greatest moments of awakening.
There’s no north without south; no found without lost; no laughter without tears; and no sunrise without sunset.
We come here to feel and express it all; to move through the Read more
The beauty. The play. That’s what I always come back to. That we’re players in a Shakespearian drama of our own creation – standing on a wooden stage on a summer’s eve – expressing our joy and horror at being part of a play.
The horror is indeed part of our play; it’s the suffering that lives beside the joy. A sweet child suffering a devastating illness; the mother grieving endless loss; the father speechless from pain and failure. It all plays out beside the joy of childbirth; the happiness of a toddler on a swing set; the purring of a kitten in your arms; a child’s graduation; and the glory of standing on a mountain top in a brief moment of well-earned victory – followed swiftly by a tragic storm.
Thank you tragedy. Thank you heartbreak. Thank you joy and beauty. How about not equating horror with death; not equating pain with Read more