Heroes

“Quite often in the retelling of their stories our favorite heroes move from ordinary people who were brave enough to show up in extraordinary circumstances to superhuman dissidents the likes of which we’ll never be.” ~ Osheta Moore, Dear White Peacemakers

Does this move keep you from showing up?

Wild lands

“When you open your heart to discovery, you will be called to step outside the comfort barriers within which you have fortified your life. You will be called to risk old views and thoughts and to step off the circle of routine and image. This will often bring turbulence. The pendulum will fix at times on one extreme, and you will be out of balance. But your soul loves the danger of growth. In its own wise trust, your soul will always return you to a place of real and vital equilibrium” ~ John O’Donohue

In what ways does your soul love the danger of growth?

Thresholds

“At any time you can ask yourself: At which threshold am I now standing? At this time in my life, what am I leaving? Where am I about to enter? What is preventing me from crossing my next threshold? What give would enable me to do it? A threshold is not a simple boundary; it is a frontier that divides two different territories, rhythms, and atmospheres.” ~ John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us

To journey…

“To journey without being changed is to be a nomad. To change without journeying is to be a chameleon. To journey and be transformed by the journey is to be a pilgrim”. ~ Mark Nepo

How do you journey?

Experiment

The Sabbath is the day to experiment with beauty that teases your hunger to know more glory. ~ Dan B. Allender

How do you experiment with beauty?

Be a trout

“Be a trout instead,” I said. “Endeavor to go upstream into the tributaries and find clear, pure waters. Create upstream, and then what you create will affect the whole stream.” ~ Makoto Fujimura

Do you travel upstream?