"There is no Passion to be found PLAYING SMALL, in settling for a LIFE that is less than the one you are capable of Living.....
Red Solar Dragon, Nelson Mandala

Monday, January 9, 2012

THE INVITATION by Oriah

When things move me, they move me and when they move me I want to share them with you.  I was in my Teacher Training class this past weekend and they read this poem in class.  It was one of the most beautiful poems I have heard so I thought I would post it here for you. Enjoy my friend.




THE INVITATION




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 meeting your hearts longing.


It doesn't interest me in how old you are.  I want to know if you will risk looking for a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive.


It doesn't interest me on what planet is squaring your moon... I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life betrayals or have become shrivelled or closed from fear of further pain.


I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own with out 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 faithless and therefore trustworthy.


I want to you if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty everyday and even if you can source your own life from it presence.


I want to you if you can live with failure yours and mind and still stand at 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 and how much money you have, I want to know if you can get up after a 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 to know or how you came 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 your truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.










In Lak'esh, (I am another yourself)

2 comments:

  1. Not a coincedence siStar... I had just been thinking of posting the Navajo Prayer you have on your page.. Your blog was from all of the qualities you ARE that you ask in another person. I stand with you in this Truth!!

    and I think this prayer says it all, we ARE beauty, the feminine divine, God/Goddesses, beautiful people, and much, much more...

    A Navajo Prayer

    I will be happy forever
    Nothing will hinder me
    I walk with beauty before me
    I walk with beauty behind me
    I walk with beauty above me
    I walk with beauty below me
    I walk with beauty around me
    My words will be beautiful

    Blessings siStar!

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  2. You are so kind my siStar, feel free to copy whatever you want from this site.

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