Other Direction(s)Posted: July 19, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, freshly pressed, happiness, health, Heart, hipster, kindness, life, love, lululemon, lust, marathon, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, Omaha, passion, pilates, pride, running, Struggle, Touch, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga 6 Comments
I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched-
What could possibly call into question every small way that I interact with my surroundings? Years ago I would had been surprised, shocked at what was happening to me, not today, not anymore.
This brilliant morning, while the sun gently warms my skin, I am deeply aware of how non-violence has been completely woven into the fabric of my being. Over the years I have unprotected myself, repeatedly injured myself, sufficiently enough to feel the love of protection and with it, the drawing down of my truly nonviolent options.
This morning, I am stronger than the day before …
By early morning light, I discover peace, inner sustenance – purpose to soften the compression of violence that once defined me, to fully expose my heart to others, to find intention, to love. At night, when I drift away and my conscious mind is no longer present, the deep structure of protection takes center stage again … My sleep is disrupted, defined, brilliant. I realize that I have yet to make full contact with the deepest vulnerability hidden within the warmth of protection.
I struggle in this vulnerable moment to find a deeper understanding of peace, non-violence and not choosing to protect myself all those painful years ago. I fully realize that I have yet to experience tenderness toward the act of protecting.
Take care and be well this weekend.
I love this quote. I always say I never knew how to be truly passionate about something until the moment I almost lost it.
… The moment we stop listening to our mind and follow our heart, our true spirit. 🙂
I’ll say it again…
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
We don’t dance our hearts away because we want to please others. We only dance to please our hearts.
Oh yeah… almost like a spin-off from my post, huh? 😉
This heart is a dancin’ this afternoon, the sun is shinning, yoga on tap and a nice bike ride to boot! 🙂
Wow. This was profound.
Thank you for stopping over, take care today and be well!