One of my friends is a very special person, who is beautiful, kind and hides her ability, talent and light away at times.
I read something when I went on retreat that made me think of her, straight away and although these aren’t my words, they say exactly what I want to better than I ever could.
I love you – you are so amazing.
What if there was no need to change?
No need to transform yourself
into someone who is more compassionate, more present, more loving or wise?
How would this affect all the places in your life where you are endlessly trying to be better?
What if the task is simply to unfold?
To become who you already are in your essential nature,
gentle, compassionate and capable of living fully and passionately present?
What if the question is not
“Why am I so infrequently the person that I want to be?”
But, why do I so infrequently want to be the person that I really am?
How would this change what you think you have to learn?
What if becoming who and what you truly are happens not
through striving and trying
but by recognising and receiving the people, places and practices
that are for us the warmth of encouragement that we need to unfold?
How would this shape the choices that you make about how to spend today?
What if you know that the impulse to move in a way that creates beauty in the world
Will arise from deep within
And guide you every time you simply pay attention
How woul this shape your stillness and your movement?
Your willingness to just follow the impulse
to just let go