Saturday, April 21, 2007

I found some inspiration!

A timely book came to me to help me get "unstuck".

It's called Crossings: Everyday People, Unexpected Events, and Life-affirming Change. By Richard A. Hecklyer, Ph.d.

Now I know that there are universal stages that describe my experiences:

* the Slumber

* the Call

* Incubation

* Search for Meaning

* the Leap

* Integration

Another timely resource came in the form of a surprise email from a distant friend:

Being human is like a guest house.

Each morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,

still treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.


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