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The Invitation

Posted on Dec 08 2009
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It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare
to dream of meeting your hearts longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking a fool for love, for your dreams,
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow.
If you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled
and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own 
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to knoe if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can
dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, 
or to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself,
if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul,
I want to know if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty, even when it is not pretty everyday 
and if you can source your life from God's presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours or mine, and still stand
on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver moon, ' Yes! 

It doesn' t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and
bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn't interest me who you you are, how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. 
I want to know if you can live alone with yourself, and if you truly like the company
you keep in the empty moments.

Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Indian Elder


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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