When we show up drenched in uncertainty on wobbly legs with quiet willingness, there is a quiver of magic underneath all that unknowing.
In the willingness to enter into the deep cave of the heart it is there that we can see - really see, with our heart -eyes.
It is at the moment when breath becomes shallow and we remember to just take in one more breath - that is when our courage is re inflated.
It is in the small remeberings and the big truths, in the quiet hours & silent hush and the gut stirring howls that we are our most true selves.
What I know is that when I show up, with wet eyes and a raw beating heart the built up barriers of resistance have broken free and there is no going back. I am in the river.
Held by the sky, and the lakes and the night bugs, by the land and the ancient ones and the living breathing ones sitting beside me.
Sometimes the words don’t come, they stick right to my throat and my heart pushes them out anyways.
They are almost never right - the words. The way they feel in my heart and how they land on the outside.
I say them anyways, through shallow whispered breath. I let them out and when they leave me... my interior opens, truth makes way for space and space makes way for more practice.
And this is how it goes.
In my bone drenched knowing I know that showing up is more important than the words.
We swim out, we leave the shoreline behind, with bare bones, a beating heart & hope. The swim is mostly our own to paddle, through the sorrows and ache of our human existence. Every now & again there are those who hold our beloved hearts so we can rest & float awhile. Those sweet humans who say, rest here dear one, I’ve got you. You have done enough, you are enough, breathe. They are the ones who remind me of our most important work, taking care of each other.
I am not alone.
You are not alone.
We are not alone.
We belong, to the woven web of all the living breathing things that pulse with life.
Thank you @heart_roars @india.is.wild.at.heart
for holding us in the wilderness of being ❤️ #lightnessofbeing #tenderisthenewtough #womenwholead #heartwork #wecandohardthings #keeploving