Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Call - by Oriah

I've been re-reading The Call: Discovering Why You are Here by Oriah. Here is an excerpt from the chapter called Being Here - pg. 70.

This is what I learned on my quest: There is simply no place, no location or situation, that cannot be used to wake up to and live all of what and who you are, if you are willing to show up, to be present in the only place you ever have access to: here.

Because what you long for, the awareness of the vast and sacred spaciousness at the center of what you are and the meaning it holds, is always here. Some situations or places will be more in alignment with your preferences. This may make it more pleasurable for you to be there, which may make it harder or easier for you to go to sleep to what and who you are and why you are here. But if our deepest soul's longing is to wake up and fully occupy the human life we have, and if we can do this anywhere we are willing to be fully present, what then is this incredible attachment to and preoccupation with getting the details of our life situation to conform to what we want, to what we think is necessary or ideal for the satisfaction of this deepest longing?

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