I have learned to unlearn, and life has arisen
I have learned to decelerate my clock’s hands, do adjust them to the pace of life, of my life, full of infinite possibilities. A life that arises fluid, without a script, where love is the law, king and lord.
I have learned to take steps the size of my legs, small steps and long steps. To fly in the trapeze of doubt, to parade on the tightrope, to jump without a parachute, to fall without a safety net, being certain that I am and we are part of something much bigger, something that cannot be seen with our eyes.
I have learned to listen instead of hearing, to watch instead of seeing. To enlarge my map and paint white spaces on it. To linger in the hugs and laughter of my loved ones and of humankind. To go back countlessly to the places where I am happy, inside or outside me, either alone or with my loved ones.
I have learned the flexibility of feeling in my body the words, the thoughts, and the power of transforming them into gestures, of sculpt them into cells. Now I know that the home of my essence is where my truth lies, and that is the voice of my heart.
I have learned to understand by feeling and to welcome the uncertainty that embraces certainty. Today I know that darkness defines the light, that they belong together and complete each other. That in every existence lies its opposite. I have learned to build the bridge, to make the balance and that the name for it is: life.
I have learned to be present in my vulnerability, to accept what is really uncomfortable and that it is alright, everything is always right. This is called courage instead of weakness.
I have learned to give myself without sacrificing myself. To be without losing myself in the other. To belong to myself for what I truly am and to always be thankful. Less is more, one plus one is three.
I have learned this and many, many more… And from this place, here and now, I am so, but so curious (and humanly afraid) with the generative immensity of what is yet to come.
Thank you Rita, such beautiful insights coming from a beautiful soul, which is inspiring for each one of us. A beautiful summary of how we can stop and listen to ourselves, and be true to our own callings. 🙂