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The Call ---by Oriah Mountain Dreamer (Nov 19, 2012)                       

I have heard it all my life,

A voice calling a name I recognized as my own.
Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper.
Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency.
But always it says: Wake up, my love. You are walking asleep.
There’s no safety in that!
Remember what you are, and let a deeper knowing
color the shape of your humanness.
There is nowhere to go. What you are looking for is right here.
Open the fist clenched in wanting and see what you already hold in your hand.
There is no waiting for something to happen,
no point in the future to get to.
All you have ever longed for is here in this moment, right now.
You are wearing yourself out with all this searching.
Come home and rest.
How much longer can you live like this?
Your hungry spirit is gaunt, your heart stumbles. All this trying.
Give it up!
Let yourself be one of the God-mad,
faithful only to the Beauty you are.
Let the Lover pull you to your feet and hold you close,
dancing even when fear urges you to sit this one out.
Remember, there is one word you are here to say with your whole being.
When it finds you, give your life to it. Don’t be tight-lipped and stingy.
Spend yourself completely on the saying,
Be one word in this great love poem we are writing together.
--Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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Comment by SwanRa on November 22, 2012 at 7:22am

Thank you Being for offering your words. Thank you for asking me what mine is.

For me every word keeps going back to one. When I think of Peace or Love or Compassion Caring Hope, etc etc..and all the things that encompass Unconditional Love it always goes back to the word RESPECT. It is my guide post and touch stone in how I live my life.

I once heard the actor Will Smith say something that has stayed with me and it is my silent mantra when challenged to hold my position of what I believe is respect. Will's words, "I know who I am. You go do what you have to do. "  Of course the definition of Respect expands but seeing through this eye has changed my life. In my view: Respect is the "impossible dream"

Click here "The Impossible Dream"


Comment by SwanRa on November 22, 2012 at 6:47am

Thank you Nemo for responding and yes, the sentence you highlighted I love too! It keeps a certain perspective. The idea that our experiences are a poem so fits with my love of the Muses. And it is inspiration that is the power that can change our reality.

I love the quote: The difference between a comedy and a tragedy is that in a comedy the characters figure out reality in time to do something about it. (Goodspeed)

Comment by Being on November 21, 2012 at 10:42pm




"I Am Willing" = 3 words...

What say you?

Comment by Nemo on November 20, 2012 at 10:15am

Wonderful post Swan, thank you so much...I love these words, " Be one word in this great love poem we are writing together"

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