“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.”
― Pema Chödrön
Today's Awakening got me thinking about the muscle and courage it takes to be
FULLY alive, FULLY human and COMPLETELY awake.
For me to stay alive, human and awake is like committing to an exercise program
It takes flexibility and muscle…
Am I up to the task?
Someday's yes…someday's no
The trick is that I don't get to beat on myself if on one day…
I'm just not up to the task
Now…if I string a week of not up to the tasks together then I"ve got a problem
and I've got to be willing to take a look in the mirror and ask…
"So, what's up?"
It is when I can answer that question with honesty and self-compassion
that I can generally find the answer
No shame, no blame just…
For me, awareness is the first step on the journey to my creative awakening….
What does it take for you to be FULLY ALIVE?
FOOTNOTE: After completeing this writing, I went to take Blue for his morning walk. On the sidewalk was half of a tiny blue eggshell…TRUE STORY!