Wednesday, April 26, 2017

David Richo: Opening To Life's Lessons

I have found these teachings to be profound and deeply transformative. The path we choose has the potential to lead us into an ever expansive experience of who we are and of healing and wholeness, tenderness and compassion, mindfulness and humility, courage and wisdom, love and life, purpose and meaning, joy and peace, and of our Sacred connection with all beings. The great force which determines whether we are growing more expansive with each year we are alive or more contracted is rooted in whether we are bringing consciousness into our choices or not. Are we doing the work of opening our hearts and learning from life's joys and its sorrows? May we all choose wisely. Everything we experience has the potential to be among our great teachers, cultivating within us an ever deepening capacity to love.
Bless us all ~ Molly

 We Are Fields of Potential, 
Some Now Actualized, Most Not Yet 

A wound does not destroy us. It activates our self-healing powers. The point is not to "put it behind you" but to keep benefiting from the strength it has awakened.

In the hero stories, the call to go on a journey takes the form of a loss, an error, a wound, an unexplainable longing, or a sense of a mission. When any of these happens to us, we are being summoned to make a transition. It will always mean leaving something behind,...The paradox here is that loss is a path to gain.

A healthy person is not perfect but perfectible, not a done deal but a work in progress. Staying healthy takes discipline, work, and patience, which is why our life is a journey and perforce a heroic one.

Just as our fingerprints are one-of-a-kind, so is our identity. Each of us is a once-only articulation of what humans can be. We are rare, unmatched, mysterious. This is why the quality of openness is so crucial to our self-discovery. We cannot know ourselves by who we think we are, who others take us to be, or what our driver's license may say. We are fields of potential, some now actualized, most not yet.

- David Richo

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