2019 has been full of swift changes, emotions and opportunities. Have you noticed you can no longer accept the mediocre? Are you feeling agitated and or frustrated? If yes, you're right on track. Life is challenging us to forge ahead in the direction of our dreams, hopes, wishes and desires. We are being challenged to step out of our comfort zone(s) and be the change we wish to see within our life. Although there are times we feel like we get a little lost along the way, it is in these times we grow, we learn our strength and we learn of the deep depths of unconditional love.
Below is one of my favorites from Oriah, I thought I would share as "The Invitation" is a beautiful reminder that change begins within and now more than ever we are being asked to be real, raw and true with ourselves. The year 2019 is full of beautiful opportunities and the time is now, its your turn, --- Go grab em'.
Be real, be raw, be true, and most of all, be kind!
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 to 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.