My Favorite Quote
Hi guys. 🙂 Wow, I can’t believe the September Series is soon coming to a close! How is it that this month has gone so fast?! I am thinking I will return to a couple of blog posts per week rather than daily, but you never know. It has been so fun connecting and chatting with you guys every day. I have a feeling that looking back on this month’s posts will be kind of like reading a diary.
More on that later! We still have the rest of the week!
Anyway, the brain fog today is SO REAL… I am in bed in my bathrobe with Hudson on top of my legs and it’s 4:30pm. It’s one of those majorly foggy days where I can’t even seem to walk from one room to the next without forgetting what I was going to do in there. I tried to set up my new solo home sauna (WHICH I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT) but couldn’t do it myself, so hopefully Jonathan can help me tonight. Can’t wait to share more with you guys about that.
If you’re new to the blog and wondering “why the brain fog?” I have chronic Lyme disease to thank for that… something I am actively healing from and doing everything in my power to get under control. But some days are just rough. Really rough.
Because of the fogginess, I want to share one of my very favorite quotes with you that I discovered when I was about 15. I don’t know where I saw it for the first time but I know I put it immediately onto my MySpace profile page to announce to everyone I knew that this kind of deep thinking was my JAM.
LOL… I miss MySpace. I swear I was always destined to be a blogger. The quote is from the writer Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s book “The Invitation.” I hope it inspires you today or at least makes you smile. 🙂
“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 center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled 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, to be realistic, to 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 faithlessand therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it’s 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 on 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 center 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.”
LOVE THIS QUOTE. Would love to hear your thoughts. It absolutely changed my life and was my first glimpse into spiritual teachings. What do you think?!