Bits of this poem have surfaced over the last couple of weeks… I feel the pull to sit with this poem and to see what comes…

“I want to know what sustains you when all else falls away…”
“I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own…”
“I want to know what you ache for…”

These would be great writing prompts:
I am sustained by…
What pain or ache am I sitting with right now?
I ache for….

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~ The Invitation ~
by: Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon…
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own

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