It isn’t effort
We put so much effort into getting by, into figuring out ourselves and others. We scheme and plan and fantasize about how we can make it to that place beyond the horizon where life will be easier. We make drastic proclamations about what we’ll never do again (fall in love with the unavailable men) and what others have to do to show us they love us (clean up their dirty laundry off the floor).
After practicing yoga this morning I lay in a pool of sun and listened to Tracy Chapman. Finally rest settling deep under my skin. “Don’t you know, they’re talking about a revolution. It sounds like a whisper.”
that makes listening possible
In my limited experience true revolution doesn’t happen when we demand our way with ourselves or others. It begins in a quiet pool of sun when our soft hearts begin to stir and whisper the truth to us, and we listen. We listen to what is alive right here and it begins to blossom.
and aligns us to our deeper truth
Then when we get up and walk through the door of our lives the laundry may still be on the floor, we may still fall in love with the man (or woman) who can’t give us the attention we want and yet something is altogether different now.
and transforms our lives.
Our actions begin to come from another place within. We surprise ourselves. We watch our own revolution unfold, we see it manifest in the world and touch the ones we love, but it isn’t the outward change, but the inner whispering and listening that transforms us.
Photo by Anasomia.
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