Wednesday, September 25, 2013

When your emotional world is on fire

When your emotional world is on fire,
when you become lost in the story of the suffering one,
touch your heart, feel the aliveness in your body,
practice kindness, and ignite a revolution.

As a little one it was wildly creative
to turn from your embodied experience,
to protect yourself from overwhelming feelings.
But love is calling you home now:
Come closer.

Will you see how much intelligence is here,
even in your confusion and in your pain?
Your sadness is a doorway into the infinite,
if you will hold it near.
Your despair is a gateway into wholeness,
if you will offer it sanctuary.
Even your anxiety is a portal into love’s world
if you will stay close.

Everything here is path, friends,
nothing is out of place.
You are not broken
and are not in need of fixing.

Stop. Pause. Give yourself the gift of your own presence.
Touch your heart; this is not an ordinary moment.
As you sink into the core of what you are,
you can breathe in and out of your heart.
It is not air which moves in and out, though.
It is love.