We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.
Khalil Gibran | The Prophet, pg. 82
Let me start here: YOU are gorgeous. A woman with a curious, wild, and inquisitive heart is something to be proud of. You are brave. Brave isn’t synonymous with complete understanding, security, or assurance. It is a daunting road, but you begin when you have the courage to ask and potentially be in further doubt because of it. The light can shine when you expose the dark.
In terms of what the purpose is, I can only offer my current reflections. I am perplexed and doubt daily, so do take this with a grain of salt and with grace. So often when we think of women, or Eve, we are brought to the fall, not creation. This is what Eve is, this is what women now are. If we are seeking a new creation and the kingdom is now and if this is what we truly believe, then we need to build as co-creators, a new creation, not disregarding history or the fall, but without guilt or suppression. We are free, but what does this mean? How do we live this out, mercy and grace - the grandiose words.
I think right now, simply, it is the question of how do we love. That we would love one another well and people will know Him by our love. So how do you love well, how can you engage your local and intimate community, the global community, your spouse, friend, etc.. in a way that is constantly loving in light of knowing what life truly is; A gift, grace.
I don’t have much to offer, but my own questions and confusions. But, there’s something.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn | Benjamin Franklin
It always makes us sad whenever a person leaves or treat us like we’re nothing. But I’ll tell you, there will be that special moment wherein you’ll feel this freedom you’ve never felt before when you let these persons go. It may hurt now but the healing process is the most exciting part.
… one’s real duty to the future is to do as you should do now. Make the best choices, do the best work, fulfill your obligations in the best way you can, and work on a scale that’s appropriately small. Make plans that are appropriately small. If you do those things, then the future will take care of itself.
|| Wendell Berry