Surrender like a buried seed

“All the buried seeds crack open in the dark the instant they surrender to a process they can’t see.” ~Mark Nepo

We all know what it’s like to feel buried in the dark. It’s miserable and terrifying, and we instinctively fight it. Like seeds, though, we only break open into new life when we finally surrender to the process of sprouting and growth that is larger than us.

Where do you need to surrender to that unseen process in your life right now?

 

Photo credit: Image by Ngo Minh Tuan from Pixabay

Resilience

dandelion growing out of the side of a tree

“Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you fall. You hurt. But, you keep going.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

I saw this dandelion growing out of the side of a tree on a walk this week, and it made me think of the power of resilience in being able to keep going through every challenge.

Where healing comes from

high arched ceiling of a cathedral in stone

“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” ~Pema Chödrön

I love this description of where healing come from. It’s not about fixing anything; it’s just about making room for the continual process of death and resurrection and all of the emotions that go along with that.