what in your life is calling you?
when all the noise is silenced,
the meetings adjourned, the lists laid aside,
and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest,
what still pulls on your soul?
in the silence between your heartbeats hides a summons,
do you hear it?
name it, if you must, or leave it forever nameless,
but why pretend it is not there?
-terma collective, The Box
so i ask myself, what is calling me? at this moment in my life, what has seeped into my soul, quietly asking me to take notice? when i asked this question of myself a year or so ago, the answer was clearly a more creative life. art woke up one day and asked me to give it a chance. and so i did. now, a year or so later, if i really sit with this question, the answer is to continue on the artful path, but what’s also coming across loud and clear in my heart tonite is love. love. to pay more attention to tending to it. to let it come gently and to give it my full attention. to not carelessly take it for granted. yes, that’s it. tonite, this day, this week, this lifetime, that really is it.
ps-my mom has been sending me the best collection of quotes, affirmations, and thoughts lately. the above is one of them. much gratitude (and love) to her.