Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Live with Courage

Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.  Only dead people don’t feel pain, sadness, worry.  We can’t embrace a “dead person” perspective… the process of developing emotional agility isn’t about ignoring difficult emotions and thoughts.  It’s about holding those emotions and thoughts loosely, facing them courageously and compassionately, and then moving past them to make big things happen in your life.
                                                                           Susan Davis

Emotions are
They just are

We can’t avoid them
We can’t deny them
We can’t suppress them

Without committing ourselves to an ongoing task
That will rob us of life
Cause us to narrow down our living to almost nothing


We do not have bad emotions
We just have emotions
They just are
Part of the human experience

So when things assail us our response must be
“Oh, I am having a human experience!”

And the we notice, let go
And choose to embrace life, and love

Simple, yes
Easy, no!

Live with courage my friends
Live with courage

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