“My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
“Every second of the search is an encounter with God,” the boy told his heart.
i thought he was going to learn to be potty trained in a corner of my house. i thought he was going to learn the sound of my voice and come crawling over to me. i thought we were going to be the stars of the park.
the reality is:
he peed on me. he hisses at me. he is so cute.
he is the closest thing i have ever seen to a dinosaur. coty loves him.
i am moving for the sixth consecutive summer in a row. (how do i still have so much stuff?) i like to spend springtime searching craigslist for a new apartment. and new furniture. and a new job. and maybe just maybe a new dog. and a new barn. and so today i found this, in eugene, oregon. this woman has manifested a longtime dream of mine. and i can't wait to get out there and meet her. maybe it is time i stick around just a little longer in one place and *see*what*happens*
yoga class tonight hip openers like floodgates inversions let the weight from my chest spill out my head and onto the mat one breath flows into one breath flows i hold mine for the fear that i won't have enough for what is next
the birds they sang at the break of day start again I heard them say don't dwell on what has passed away or what is yet to be. ah the wars they will be fought again the holy dove she will be caught again bought and sold and bought again the dove is never free.
ring the bells that still can ring forget your perfect offering there is a crack in everything that's how the light gets in.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you."