"Forget about enlightenment. Sit down and listen to the wind singing in your veins. Feel the love, the longing, and the fear in your bones. Open your heart to who you are, right now. Not who you'd like to be, but the being right here before you, inside you, around you. All of you is holy. You’re already more than whatever you can know. Breathe out, look in, let go." ~John Welwood (Thank you, beautiful Alia for introducing me to this amazing quote.)
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"I’m so grateful to be learning that 'my mess can become my message.' Everything I’ve gone through, all the frailties, all the oddnesses that make me who I am—hold, at their root, my power. My unique viewpoint. My calling in this world. And I think part of that calling is to help others see that our differentness is not our failing—instead, it can be our greatness." Amanda Fall
Imagine if you started to see that what makes you different/odd/quirky/weird is what gives you your own brand of beauty and you stood solidly, feet planted firmly - in the center of your YOU-ness?
Imagine if you got really REAL with the reality that you'll never, ever, ever be on top of it all - if you stopped making getting on top of it all the goal? And instead made loving yourself, and others - no matter what - the blessed focus.
What if you knew, really knew, that there is nothing whatsoever to fix.
Which is not at all to say that we don't continually challenge ourselves, stretch ourselves in the direction of the moon, keep our heart, our eyes, our ears on our very own north, pick ourselves up when we stumble - come back, again and again, to this brand new, full-of-possibility, miracle moment. But we do this stretching, this challenging - this expanding - from a place of true love, compassion, self acceptance, rather than from a place of needing to fix or not enough or I really should get my shit together.