Art A. Andrew Gonzalez
Different things inspire me at different times. I have always been a sucker for quotes and wise sayings because I think they are confirmation for various stepping stones along our journey. Other times these confirmations serve as inspiration to keep going, or perhaps to consider a different approach and point of view.
Recently I realized that I am in need of some healing. I never fully dealt with some early trauma in my life that continued into my adulthood and beyond. I have carried these burdens for many years, decades even, and allowed them to manifest illness in the form of RA within my body. My blog is a warriors journey, and warriors give the impression to be strong beings, right? I have always had to be strong, and I’ve been strong, perhaps too strong for too long. It’s time for some changes and I’m not saying to get weak, but in my opinion there is much strengths that lies in the ability to be vulnerable. Others could easily perceive it as being soft, but have you ever found the courage to wear your heart on your sleeve, trusting, believing and hoping that you won’t get hurt in the end? Have you put yourself last, putting everyone else before you? I know I have, and the following quote stood out and spoke to me, perhaps as a reminder for the “Now” in my journey. If you believe that everything has meaning and is relevant for that given time you encounter it, you will believe that there are no ordinary moments and everything has purpose.
When Teresa of Avila was asked what she did in prayer, she replied, “I just allow myself to be loved.”
~Anthony de Mello
Maybe it’s time….