On Being More Alive . . .

“You are more alive when you are given fully to whatever you are faced with than when you try to maintain a safe distance from it, protecting yourself from the bare reality with your thoughts and beliefs about the situation.” Roger Housden – Ten Poems to Change Your Life

To be given fully, breathing deeply into this slice of now, relaxing the body, tending to the tensions, opening the heart…this is the act of intimacy with self, with life, with the love that is universe, family and community. And. This is the act of stripping away the ready-made suits given us by our well-meaning helpers and some misguided leaders, the ones who prescribe a wise path out of “common sense” that is, at its core, fear. This is the act of facing what is with an embodied vision, no. AS embodied, precious purpose. Knowing one’s inner name, inner drumbeat, divine call…

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