June 25, 2016 § 1 Comment
“Adversity is a natural part of being human. It is the height of arrogance to prescribe a moral code or health regime or spiritual practice as an amulet to keep things from falling apart. Things do fall apart. It is their nature to do so. When we try to protect ourselves from the inevitability of change, we are not listening to the soul. We are listening to our fear of life and death, our lack of faith, our smaller ego’s will to prevail.
To listen to the soul is to stop fighting with life – to stop fighting when things fall apart; when things don’t go our way, when we get sick, when we are betrayed or mistreated or misunderstood. To listen to the soul is to slow down, to feel deeply, to see ourselves clearly, to surrender to discomfort and uncertainty and to wait.” – Elizabeth Lesser
“It is in times of brokenness that the soul sings its most wise and eternal song. I cannot hum you a tune or tell you the lyrics; each person’s soul has its own cadence. You will recognize its music though, by the way you feel when you are listening: awake, calm and suddenly relieved of the burden of control. You will take a deep breath, you will sigh and say to yourself, “It’s okay, everything’s okay.” You”ll unfold your arms and lean back and say to the soul, “Just sing me your song. Teach me the words. Tell me what you know.” – Elizabeth Lesser