“If you numb the darkness, you numb the light.” ~ Brene Brown, Daring Greatly Can Your Hear Me? Lately, I sometimes feel much like the character, Major Tom, in David Bowie’s song, Space Oddity. I am floating in my tin can, high above the world, observing, taking notes, compiling questions. My air supply is … More If You Numb the Darkness, You Numb the Light
There is nothing else. Just love.
And if you do not allow the jaws of life to rip open your chest and do surgery on your small heart, enlarging it and stretching it beyond what you think is possible, you will miss out on the tastiest, most juicy parts of life. You will plan the most wonderful party and forget to go. You will arrive just in time to clean up the mess and take out the trash.
The fact of the matter is, you will be half the person you were meant to be if you don’t surrender yourself to love. … More Love is Sacred Surrender
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will … More Vulnerability: Allowing Ourselves to be Seen
A – Z Challenge Day 6 Falling into grace. Falling is associated with losing control. We miscalculate the distance and we trip. We overestimate our abilities and we fall short. We fall down and get hurt. We scrape our knees and, perhaps, bruise our sense of infallibility. There’s a physical gracelessness to falling, but … More Falling Into Grace
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. ~ Nelson Mandela A – Z Challenge – Day Three Courage I used to think that one had to work up to acts … More Courage