Seredipitously, a friend sent me the following yesterday; the day I read a beautiful poem - "I Am the Sea and The Sea is Me" at the opening of a profound and deeply moving art exhibition. The poem featured a box, a "container" with a glass window; the glass a barrier between a person and the life beyond, that beckons.
There were important invitations. Thresholds to cross. For me, the invitation to be a participant; to live; to get out from behind the glass; outside of the 'prison'; to be be present, to be vulnerable, to be courageous, and to work and being and remaining "open". To engage the rawness, to feel the elements; to face into the dread, into fear and anxiety; into the wind; into the uncharted and the trackless expanse that lies before - beyond the box.
The poem was a profound invitation to be willing to be unprotected in the face of something bigger, and to "trust"... the future is unknown, and like the sea "...it is its own and it is free.."
"…Every lesson is a widening and deepening of consciousness. It is a stretching of the mind beyond its conceptual limits and a stretching of the heart beyond its emotional boundaries. It is a bringing of unconscious material into consciousness, a healing of past wounds, and a discovery of new faith and trust…"
- Paul Ferrini.