What If …..

Whilst reading I came upon these words by Oriah Mountain Dreamer below and I was moved to share them …

PRELUDE:

 What if …..
It truly doesn’t matter what you do but how you do whatever you do ?
How would this change what you choose to do with your life ?
How would this change how you want to spend your precious time on this earth ?
 
What if …..
Your contribution to the world and the fulfillment of your own happiness is not dependent upon discovering a better method of prayer or technique of meditation, not dependent upon reading the right book or making the right sounds, but upon really seeing and deeply appreciating yourself and the world as they are right now ?
How would this affect your search for development ?
 
What if …..
There is no need to change, no need to try to transform yourself into someone who is more compassionate, more present, more loving or wise ?
How would this affect all the places in your life where you are endlessly trying to be better ?
 
What if …..
The task is simply to unfold, to become who you already are in your essential nature ~ gentle, compassionate, and capable of living fully and passionately present ?
How would this affect how you feel when you wake up in the morning ?
 
What if …..
Who you essentially are right now is all you are ever going to be ?
How would that affect how you see and feel about your past ?
 
What if …..
The question is not why am I so infrequently the person I really want to be, but why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am ?
How would this change what you think you have to learn ?
 
What if …..
Becoming who and what we are happens not through striving and trying but by recognizing and receiving the people and places and practices that offer us the warmth and encouragement we need to unfold ?
How would this shape the choices you make about how you spend today ?
 
What if …..
You knew that the impulse to move in a way that creates beauty in the world will arise from deep within and guide you every time you simply pay attention and wait ?
How would this shape your stillness, your movement, your willingness to follow this impulse, to just let go and dance ?
 
From ‘The Dance’ by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

 

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