Friday, December 26, 2014


christmas has whirled me into a flurry of activities.....
in trying to catch up on emails, i found this gorgeous quote
a friend had shared with me. had to post it here.
the timing seems wonderful to me.
as we are smack dab in the holidays and the new year is coming fast -

thank you, margy, for sending it.
thank you, john odonohue for writing it -

It is a strange and magical fact to be here, walking around in a body, to have a whole world within you and a world at your fingertips outside you. It is an immense privilege, and it is incredible that humans manage to forget the miracle of being here. Rilke said, “Being here is so much.” It is uncanny how social reality can deaden and numb us so that the mystical wonder of our lives goes totally unnoticed. We are here. We are wildly and dangerously free. The more lonely side of being here is our separation in the world. When you live in a body you are separate from every other object and person. Many of our attempts to pray, to love, and to create are secret attempts at transfiguring that separation in order to build bridges outward so that others can reach us and we can reach them. At death, this physical separation is broken. The soul is released from its particular and exclusive location in this body. The soul then comes in to a free and fluent universe of spiritual belonging.

If you really live your life to the full, death will never have power over you. It will never seem like a destructive, negative event. It can become, for you, the moment of release into the deepest treasures of your own nature; it can be your full entry into the temple of your soul. If you are able let go of things, you learn to die spiritually in little ways during your life. When you learn to let go of things, a greater generosity, openness, and breath comes into your life. Imagine this letting go multiplied a thousand times at the moment of your death. That release can bring you a completely new divine belonging.


diane in ar said...

WOW, this is deep and profound and definitely words to live by - they blew me away with their truths. . .will be printing this one and reading it again and again.

MCatherine said...

Thank you for sharing.