May 24, 2010

I woke up this morning feeling once again, defeated and disappointed… in myself.  For sleeping past that first light of day when the silence has so much to say. Lately I have been sleeping uneasily, often restless and wakeful. When that first call to get up and give myself those sacred moments of meditation, gratitude and grounding sounds, I choose to slip back to sleep and miss what I need to start the day. Without that life giving practice, so essential to my well being, courage and inspiration have paled, while fear and worry have come sharply into focus. Worry and fear do not fuel the kind of life that I would love, nor the work that is mine to do.     

It is time to wake up!   

This morning help arrived, through the internet of all places.  A woman, part of the Vibrant Nation community (www.vibrantnation.com) responded to the book club discussion Kristine and I are co-hosting.  (This month’s discussion is focused on Phyllis Thoroux’s wonderful memoir, The Journal Keeper. The theme is the need to UNPLUG in order to experience the here and now.)  The comment that caught my attention referred to her commitment to arise, however early necessary, in order to not miss her sacred time to herself, time to meditate, journal and read.  Her words were exactly what I needed to hear.  I am struck by the fact that when one of us speaks, we all have the opportunity to see the truth a bit more clearly.  Her words pushed me away from the computer and out onto my back porch where in front of a fire, looking out at the mountain I began again to meditate, to find a place of gratitude and to consider my next steps.   

Now, still in front of the fire, I have just read these words… 

“May I have the courage today

To live the life that I would love,

To postpone my dream no longer

But do at last what I came here for

And waste my heart on fear no more.”

      ~John O’Donohue (From his book, To Bless the Space Between Us) 

What life would you love?

What dreams can no longer be postponed?

What did you come here to do? 

Let us all wake up!  We each, everyone of us, bring to the world what no one else can. 

One Response to “WAKE UP”

  1. Carol Bernal Says:

    This could be read daily without getting old. I just love you.

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