Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wellness Wednesday: Drill Down to What's Essential


I find myself caring more and more lately about the bare bones, about what is essential and real in life.

It all started when a good friend wrote me in an email:

"As Patti Digh referred to in an essay more than three years ago, Toni Morrison has the perfect phrase for framing such decisions: "What is it I must do or I shall die?""

Provocative question, indeed.

Then today I read in the amazing book Altar in the World, a book that will be a classic for those of us who are spiritual rather than religious, "Come tell us what is saving your life now".

It's as much in the questions we ask as in the answers we find.

2 comments:

thailandchani said...

I honestly believe this is the key to freedom. The more we get caught up in external circumstances and allow them to control us (or we try to control them), the less free we are.



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Olivia said...

Me, too, Chani. I appreciate the support. Going against the flow can be problematic for some people. I know this is right for me. Peace and joy and love, O