A gift for you…

“The Invitation”  has become almost a daily read for me.  It reminds me to dig deep within myself for what feels true. It reminds me that what is most important isn’t what I do, or you do, or what I have or you have. The most important thing isn’t a thing – it’s you, it’s me, it’s our essence, it’s what we feel and how we feel. When we reach deep into our heart and soul and touch every emotion and embrace that every feeling we experience is the sum of who we are – not our stuff, not our jobs, not our past, not our parents. Then we can stand in our power and shout, this is me, all of me and I am awesome!

The Invitation by Oriah

It doesn’t interest me to know what you do for a living.sunlight
I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

 It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool, for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow.
If you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain. 
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, too remember the limitations of being human.

 It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the  accusation of betrayal and
not betray your own soul.  If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

 I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day.
And if you can source your own life from its presence.

 I want to know if you can live with failure yours and mine and still stand at
the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes.”

 It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be
done to feed the children.

 It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.


Wishing all of you happy happy holidays full of discovery and joy.

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