Rise from the very beliefs, habits, associations, which hold us back from our true desires and potential.
Might nature guide us back to the places where we feel most alive?
Might sitting with our breath awhile remind us of other places we might arrive within ourselves?
I have felt over the last weeks the pull toward my own freedom as well as the anchor of my own habits, ‘stories’ from my past and inability at times to MOVE from where I feel momentarily stuck. And yesterday it was like thick glue arresting my heart and my soul.
And then the wakeup reminders we experience, (through people is how I seem mostly to receive them, they like actors clad in their own stories, their mannerisms a products of the many years which shaped them, their talk, their nuances)….all serving to take me more deeply into myself if I’m open to going there.
And I watch at how people pace themselves noticing their same mixtures of desire for ‘more’, (as in purpose in their lives), and too how they are drawn to desires I share, or where they also hold back with trepidation, hints of some unconscious fear.
Yet, at mid century point, many of us seem a bit protective of the lives we have created, branching out too much either in new terrain, physically or emotionally, is not always so welcome, certainly not if we’ve found a ‘groove’ which suits us in many ways.
Though I consider too how perhaps at times we ‘protest too much’ and a wandering outside our ‘safe’ zone might be a VERY good thing.
I feel the need, desire to ‘cloister in’ often, in myself….selfish or fearful at times, perhaps, but honest. And if honestly is selfishness, or rather, claiming who I am and what I desire for myself considered selfish, so be it.
Even so, I’ll encourage myself to wander more from time to time….and this week…..off to Italy I go.
Maybe I’ll run into the Pope…and he’ll offer some clues??
Perhaps we might all rise from the dead of our own limitations, our own lethargy which keeps us mired in energies of the past.
‘Rise up’ I say….’Rise up!’