making space & beginning The Work

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What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. -Anna Quindlen

Becoming yourself is like breathing — we do it every day without thinking. It is the decision to surrender our-self to Purpose that cues the transforming power of intention.
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I will ask questions

your next experiment

The questions we ask change the thing we make. -Seth Godin

In my listening {my waiting} this morning I mentally tripped over despair. The week has been a series of difficult realities that have kicked my butt. And waking up to a flooded bathroom yesterday invited surrender.

How can this benefit me?

I asked this question yesterday and again this morning. Because in the asking my thoughts of overwhelm are interrupted. I am working from a new task list.

But when MS pain flared yesterday afternoon, I knew it best to pause.

When you have made a thorough and reasonably long effort, to understand a thing, and still feel puzzled by it, stop, you will only hurt yourself by going on. Put it aside till the next morning; and if then you can’t make it out, and have no one to explain it to you, put it aside entirely … -Lewis Carroll, How to Work Through Difficulty


A secret freedom opens through a crevice you can barely see. -Rumi

I will live free. I will ask questions — and change what I make. I will tarry. I will allow everything to be an experiment.

time is the raw material of creation