Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Invitation




by Oriahe 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 the moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your sorrow, have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed for 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, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself, if you can bear accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.

I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty everyday, and if you can source your life from it's presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon...YES!

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn't interest me who you are or how you came to be here. I want to know if you can stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me what or where or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in empty moments.

16 comments:

confessing7girl said...

absolutly gorgeous...
my favourites...
*I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in empty moments.
thanx for sharing that!!!!!
lindoooooooooooooooooo

curryegg said...

"I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon...YES!"
I like this phrase! It has inspired me to keep on moving and never give up easily!
Thanks for sharing.
And do try sushi k? hehe.. :D

Rajeev said...

splendid!
one of my favourites so far :)

peace & Love
JeeVY

poeta_silente said...

Vim te visitar. E deixar-te mil beijos.
Deus te abençoe.
Miriam

Jeya Anand said...

Beautiful!!

I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself, if you can bear accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.

I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in empty moments.
luvly...

Shruti said...

marvellous....
Just love the words and its intense meaning...
Take care...

Mona said...

Hi dear, love the words and picture just enhancing its beauty....

sweeti said...

this is good Yeah something to get my mind working....

Yeah Michael his cancer is so far under controle...But his dad is a prob
his speaking is not good...Cant find words. But he can use his hands and feet.....
we thank God for that...and we hope
they will recover more and more each day..
lots of hugs

`NEFTY said...

Wow, nice writing done here.

Aditi said...

its one of the best..

It doesn't interest me who r u, what r u, but if u can share.. its superb...
nice

Aditi said...

added ur link in my blog..
:)

Sharad Mathur said...
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Sharad Mathur said...

wow!
awesome post!

sharad

`NEFTY said...

LMAO, your'e funny.

Golfinho said...

Pink floyd?

fifi said...

Beautiful sentiments expressed so well.

All so true.


The essence of self is what counts, all else is irrelevant.


I hope they find Madeleine