Friday, October 15, 2010
Loving What You Love is the Way
When I took that walk and ended up on the swings this past Sunday, this was the tree that pulled me into the park, pulled me in when I wasn't intending to go any further than standing atop a hill and looking out. The orange of this tree was like a magic magnet and I could not stay away.
I am reading the Geneen Roth book again and this quote hit me in the sternum, right in that emerald green heart space:
...ask yourself what you love. Without fear of consequences, without force or shame or guilt. What motivates you to be kind, to take care of your body, your spirit, others, the earth? Trust the longing, trust the love that can be translated into action without the threat of punishment. Trust that you will not destroy what matters most. Give yourself that much. (Roth, p. 141)