I don’t know why these sentences are moving through my mind right now. I find that I am always struck with inspiration in the car, while being driven to or leaving home. Maybe that’s no accident.
So many stories are collecting. So many hearts are living in mine. And I can’t share with you anything except my story. Yet, in this moment, however you have come to stumble upon this random blog post written in a universe very different from yours, I give you the word and the feeling that makes it all possible.
Trust whatever brought you here. Trust everyone comes in your life for a purpose. Trust that if you are brought face to face with your worst fears, not once but over and over again, that you are being renewed, redone, in ways that you cannot fathom, but you can only accept once you trust.
What do you do when darkness seems like it is the only thing you’ve ever known? What does it feel like when you stop for a moment to notice the emptiness that has been growing inside of you?
It’s never too late. We only live because we trust, yet we become selective about what we trust and who we trust. Make judgments, create illusion, when all is real is real when it is inside of you. If you trust then everything can be trusted.
Update: May 8, 2012
Leaving for India for a month long yoga teachers training. This post seemed the best one to re-publish. Can’t seem to write something new. Except feel this heart full of trust & gratitude.
Where I am going:http://www.sivananda.org/uttarkashi/
and the quote that started it all.
This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.