Friday, 9 December 2016

The Invitation.....Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Hi and good afternoon to you all.  I sincerely hope that you have had a great week.  I was just checking my emails etc. and discovered this piece that had been posted by a friend of mine from an organisation called "Conscious Living Events" and as I read it it rang so true and also highlighted some areas that I need to work on.  So I have decided to share it on here, I hope that you enjoy it

THE INVITATION
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. 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 centre 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 be careful, be realistic, 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 centre 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.
~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer ~

Isn't that a great piece of writing and a wonderful challenge to us all?

I will be recording a new video programme over the weekend (all being well) and if things work out the way I would like them to it will be posted on Sunday or Monday.

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Until the next time we speak I will say "bye for now" and wish you the best things that life can give.

Don't predict the future - CREATE IT!

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