In his book, A Way of Being, he goes on to say, “…so I accept confusion and uncertainty and fear and emotional highs and lows because they are the price I willingly pay for a flowing, perplexing, exciting life.”
Beautiful friendship… A reminder that we do not journey alone.
To show up, real and very much alive in your own life, is indeed a challenging and enriching endeavor.
Love this thought from Parker Palmer’s A Hidden Wholeness. It goes on to say: “Just like a wild animal, [the soul] seeks safety in the dense underbrush. If we want to see a wild animal, we know that the last thing we should do is go crashing through the woods yelling for it to come out. But if we will walk quietly into the woods, sit patiently by the base of the tree, and fade into our surroundings, the wild animal we seek might put in an appearance.”
What freedom comes when our value and worth is acknowledged!
By by facing and accepting our vulnerabilities, we discover ourselves softened towards others…
How deeply our souls crave this: friends who can simply be present and bear with us. Truly, these kind of friendships are gold.
photo: Chris Chancey