Take one hand and reach out. Reach out to the hardest moments in your experience. The rawest of consuming pain. The excruciating loneliness. Suffocating stuckness. Crippling self-doubt. The shutting down. Disorienting confusion.
Things fall apart. Nothing makes sense and it’s all such a mess. Those times that make you just want to crawl into a hole and pretend not to be alive.
Now take the other hand and reach out. Touch the most beautiful amazing experiences you have ever had. Feeling on top of the world.
Trusting it all.
The release and the relief. Profound meaning and purpose. The overcoming of great odds. Pure pleasure in just being alive. Life is wrapping you with a huge blanket made of Love. The gratitude for the outrageously shocking miracles. How It all comes together so perfectly.
As you hold both of these. Turning to look and feel one, then the other. And then there is everything in between.
This is your life. It’s ALL yours. Give yourself ALL of it. It’s not in sectioning off parts, but in growing the inner resources that allow you to experience more. To Widen the aperture. To lean in just a little more.
There is something under all of it. All the experiences that come and go. It is a great mystery river flowing. In coming closer you can sense this river. Maybe you can hear her whisper to you.
I can hear her right now. She is saying “It’s all okay, I know where we are going. Trust me”.
2016 Enters Us Deeper Into This Mystery River
So for this coming New Year, I wish for you
More life lived.
More whisperings heard.
To come a little closer.
PS. I like it best when I have one foot in failure and one foot in success. That way I get to be FOOLISH. And FREE. And close to the River.
Leela Haris - Expanding Consciousness