quote du jour ~nepo – what we reach for…

What we reach for may be different, but what makes us reach is the same.

~Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening


quote du jour ~nepo – unrehearsed living

In real and tender ways, unrehearsed living means that we dare to let whatever sinks or floats or rises find its way to touch us, without pricking with explanation, without dousing its pain. It means that we dare to make a cup of what we don’t know and let the heart spill it. That, when spent and unsure, I can ask to be held and not regroup. Then, all this softness, all this yearning that makes the heart open like the throat of a baby bird, will deliver us into meaning.

~Mark Nepo, “Unrehearsed Living” from The Exquisite Risk: Daring to Live An Authentic Life