You heart tells you what you need.
Ignore the advice,
The words of men in books telling you to carve a separate path.
You are part of a thread,
That stretches into the infinite past,
The infinite future.
Your hands reach out to your ancestors,
To your descendants.
The world is not a battleground,
It is a garden.
It is an organism
Of which you are a necessary cell.
You do not need to cut the joy out of your life
Last week I skimmed through The War of Art in a bookstore, while in the midst of reading The Buddha’s Wife: The Path of Awakening Together. What a contrast in world-views. In that moment I resented the first (although I will take what I need and leave the rest behind) and was inspired by the second.
How do I create while always in relationship, when I choose not to take the path of shutting the door on the outside world, when I am not prepared to outsource any part of my life, when there are always multiple priorities in front of me?
Always in relationship, always in chaos, always in gratitude, I accept moments of serendipity that open up for me when I need them.