poem du jour ~pathwriter

lives collide
fold in on one another
combining
blending
becoming
more
than their

separateness

would allow

but what cost attends
this blending?

an open heart
risks breaking
but not opening
risks
everything

dare the breaking
it only
opens you
more

~pathwriter

quote du jour ~cholmondeley

Every year I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing, and which shirking pain, misses happiness as well. No one ever yet was the poorer in the long run for having once in a lifetime “let out all the length of all the reins.”

~Mary Cholmondeley

quote du jour ~remen

Most people have come to prefer certain of life’s experiences and deny and reject others, unaware of the value of the hidden things that may come wrapped in plain and even ugly paper. In avoiding all pain and seeking comfort at all costs, we may be left without intimacy or compassion; in rejecting change and risk we often cheat ourselves of the quest; in denying our suffering we may never know our strength or our greatness.

~Rachel Naomi Remen

quote du jour ~buscaglia – the person who risks nothing…

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.

~Leo Buscaglia

for a new beginning ~john o’donohue

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire, Continue reading