Week 44: “From atop this pristine mountain, . . .”

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    On the grand scale, life in a first-world country is fundamentally good. This experience of relative affluence inspires a longing to serve life in a meaningful way, yet so many heart-centered creatives haven’t entirely figured out how to align their greatest passion with the world’s deepest need in a sustainable way. This is a perfect time to go deep, and journaling is a perfect opportunity to do just that. When we journal, we open to whispered insights that might otherwise go unheard: insights that contain the roadmap to our fullest possible expression.

    Today while journaling, breathe; bow; smile. That’s it!

    This week’s journal prompt is:

    Week 44: “From atop this pristine mountain, . . .”

    Week 1



    From atop this pristine mountain, I have learned that joy is the substratum of heartache and despair, and that angst is a trusty vehicle that can carry us swiftly to the top as soon as we cease trying to escape it. Hold on: it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

    From atop this pristine mountain, I know now that the sun shines even in the driving rain and even on the coldest night. When one is born under the cast of a shadow, there is no way of knowing that it is the shining sun that gives rise to darkness. When truth is realized, the beauty of the shadow is revealed.

    From atop this pristine mountain, I see that the top is nonlocal. It is not a place to travel to but is wherever I am. To get there, I only needed to learn how to look.

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