Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it. - Steven Pressfield in The War of Art
There is nothing I need to do, now that I've surrendered. Now that I've opened my hands and heart to receive. Now that I trust what I know will come. I am now patiently waiting for the next clue to appear. And, it will appear; if I am quiet and still in my heart and … Continue reading Patiently Waiting
I have a question for you, dear reader. What would it look like if you were living Big and Brave? Maybe you already are. Please, do tell. Please tell me about what your life is like, or would be like, living Big and Brave.
Another post about the challenging times in our lives and how we make it through, one day at a time, and while holding on to a vision of our innate nature. We are already WHOLE! http://www.riankerfoot.com/onrising/
I've written about life purpose on this blog before (here, here and here). As time has passed, I've come to believe that our individual life purpose is more about really getting to know ourselves, uncovering our gifts and sharing them with others. It seems to me that once you truly know yourself, and recognize the divinity within and all … Continue reading The Myth of Finding Your Purpose by Kris Carr
I was 32 when I had my first child, a daughter who is now 17. Shortly after her birth, we learned that she had Down syndrome and a little later, that she had a heart defect. To say that the rug was pulled out from under us is an understatement. This may sound crazy to … Continue reading Forged in the Fire: deriving meaning from suffering.
A timely reminder (for me) to let go of perfection and share what we know, what we’re learning and doing, now.
Photo: Sachin Khona.
We are here to teach what we are learning. Not just what we’ve figured out and crystallized.
What we are scraping at, seduced by, frustrated with, in love with. What we think about in secret. What we worry we will never be good enough at.
That is the thing we are here to teach.
You will never arrive (the mark will keep shifting). So: start writing, recording, speaking, creating. Start showing up. Be honest about where you are. Honesty is the most compelling currency there is. There’s no need to fake it, contort it, half-truth it, or apologize.
You are learning. We all are. That thing you’re obsessed with, wondering about, poking around, saying, “some day?”
No one else sees it the exact way you see it.
It’s been written before?
Write it again.
It’s too scary to say?
It needs your bravery as its…
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You have extraordinary treasures within you...and bringing those treasures to light takes work and faith and focus and courage and hours of devotion, and the clock is ticking, and the world is spinning, and we simply do not have time anymore to think so small. Elizabeth Gilbert - Big Magic. Creative Living Beyond Fear Our … Continue reading The Light Within You
It's been a busy summer with the kids home from school. There hasn't been a lot of quiet time to pursue my own projects. But, then again, I don't think my head has been in that creative space either. The summer has been about enjoying the sunshine as much as possible, swimming and hosting friends … Continue reading Take a Walk with Me…
This is what I needed to hear once again. Thank you.
We get to this point in our life [where] we see that stepping into a larger life is intimidating because it requires that we risk being who we really are, that is, what wants to come to the world through us – rather than serving our ego comforts or whatever instructions came our way. We cannot expect someone else to give us permission. The parent complexes, or the culture complexes, are embedded in our history and will never stop saying what they always said. So it is up to us at this later point, when we have served those voices so long, to realize that our own psyches have a unique point of view, that each one of us is different and that we are bound for different destinies. Stepping into largeness will require that we discern our personal authority – rather than the authority of others or the authority…
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