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 your dreams
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 shrivelled 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
to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me
I want to know if you can
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
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.
I want to know if you can be alone
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Canadian Teacher and Author
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Posted by Brenda L. Figueroa at Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
There is probably nothing on earth more satisfying that doing something you love with all your heart, and to top that you are passionate about it! And that describes my time spent creating beautiful art.
In this beautiful tuesday i want to share my passion, one of them at least. enjoy the eye candy!
|a daughters love|
|Imagine your dreams|
Posted by Brenda L. Figueroa at Tuesday, May 08, 2012