And I want to know, who made up that rule?
I'm okay with dreaming big dreams then waking up to write them down, flesh them out, make them happen. I'm okay with getting carried away. It gives me momentum to carry through. And it made me think of other ways I'm okay, and then I read Mandy's words above, and things clicked.
|Mary Oliver. Artist unknown.|
I'm done censoring myself. I'm done second-guessing. I'm done living careful. (Obviously things like safety and common sense are, well, common sense.) I'm done hesitating. In fact,
- I'm okay with following my soul.
- I'm okay with trusting my intuition.
- I'm okay with living wildly free.
- I'm okay with being a little, oh you know, dangerous.
- I'm okay with mystery.
- I'm okay with always having a little sorrow and not having answers.
- I'm okay with both knowing and not knowing.
- I'm okay with not always having the right words.
- I'm okay with others being frustrated with me. It's okay.
- I'm okay with not measuring up.
- I'm okay with being wrong.
- I'm okay with being a restless artist.
- I'm okay with rage that rises against fear.
- I'm okay with darkness and otherworldliness.
- I'm okay with being out of the box, and resisting boxes.
- I'm okay with letting go that which serves me no more.
- I'm okay with not being careful.
- I'm okay with getting carried away, and knowing when to release.
- I'm okay with dismissing whatever insults my own soul.
- I'm okay with not being able to help everyone.
- I'm okay with being adventurous and dancing whenever I want to.
- I'm okay with being passionately in love with life.
- I'm okay with tasting everything, shedding old skin, and trying on new skin.
- I'm okay with being tender.
- I'm okay with not wearing labels. I'm okay with making up my own labels.
- I'm okay with the wild loneliness of my sojourn, my own primal, fearless war-dance.
It seems to me…
That we search much too desperately for answers
When a good question holds as much grace as an answer.
[God], you are the Great Questioner.
Keep our questions alive
That we may always be seekers rather than settlers.
Guard us well from the air of settling in
With our answers hugged to our breasts.
Make of us a wondering, farsighted, questioning,
And give us the feet of pilgrims on this journey unfinished.
~ Macrina Wiedekehr
“I was chatting with Michael saying how it seems like there's always something around the corner, like there's always something out there, not looming anymore, not negative, just sort of there, and he said, “that is called HOPE” .... OH MY GAWD epiphany time ... so what she says above about the restless feeling, if we wipe away the negative connotations we've attached to restlessness, then it is there, gleaming as the pure embodiment of hope.” ~ SaraAnd I am okay with hope.
Soul stirring prompt: What keeps you up late at night and makes you lose track of time? What are you okay with?