Every breath is an opportunity and a choice — to be in love, to take in love, to extend love.
Be brave. Speak up. Speak out. Stand for what you know to be true. Do it with a faithful heart. Do it imperfectly, humanly, stumbling and righting yourself as many times as it takes -- but do it. Going along to get along is no longer an option. We owe our world our voices and hearts and the work of our hands. We owe our children and their children a future they can live and breathe and be free in. This is no longer a philosophical exercise -- it's an evolutionary imperative. We are at a crossroads. We cannot be neutral here. Choose what you stand for. Choose your direction. Then follow it with all the fierce love and discernment, wisdom and power, that you and your soul can command.
The more skillfully you take care of yourself, the more you can access your soul and all of its qualities.
Today's practice: Remove the hook of approval from the inside of your mouth. Gently, gently, so the barb doesn't rip your tender flesh. Remove the hook of disapproval from the hollow of your throat. Gently, patiently, with infinite care. Soften the muscles of your throat until that hook slips out without doing further damage. Return them, approval and disapproval, hook, line and sinker, to the great void that dissolves all forms. Irrigate your mouth, your throat, with the lavage of kindness. As the wounds in your body close, seal them with kisses, bandage them in love. Who are you, when you're no longer hooked on approval, caught on the fishing line of disapproval? How tall do you stand? How wide is your heart? How deep is your breath? Move through your day filling your lungs with the sweet air of freedom. Follow the call of your true desires, moment to moment, and discover where they lead you. #ToBeSoul_DoSoul #AdventuresInFreedom #AdventuresInCreativeConsciousness