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Here?…Or Here?

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by Laura Bruno

Here’s where we are:

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”

~W.B. Yeats, “The Second Coming,” lines 1-8

Here’s why:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

~Marianne Williamson, “A Return to Love: Reflections on a Course in Miracles”

Here’s where we could be:

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin

Hasn’t that day come?

Seriously, humanity, it’s time to blossom. Show us whatcha got…




Related: See also: You Are the Battlefield by Zen and Snordelhans


  1. You are absolutely right Laura,
    Yes, we shall blossom, expand and shine in vibrant fullness. It is where we are meant to be.
    What people are afraid of is the loss of control. When we are stuck in a “limiting” situation outcomes are more predictable and we have more control over our lives which people call security. But is this control and security really a desirble outcome?
    Sure some things are better controlled like making sure your kids eat healthy meals, brush their teeth and don’t spend hours and hours playing video games.
    But when it comes to what we think is best for us we should pause and consider, is demanding our way and even setting a lot of goals actually getting in the way of reaching our fullness? When we grow we enter uncharted territory, we are giving up control and need to trust the process and believe in a positive outcome.
    Nothing ever stays the same, it is either increasing or decreasing. The question is do we want to shrink into more predicatbility or grow and blossom into a vibrant fullness we didn’t know we posessed?

  2. Thanks for the comments. Indeed … we ARE here every day, every moment … and the ever present question always allows us to choose what we will do with this gift. Blessings! Laura

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