May We Stretch Our Hearts

Max Picking Blueberries

Max Picking Blueberries

In this new summer season may we stretch our hearts;

may we journey beyond the safety of our well-worn paths,

beyond our customs and habits,

beyond the comfort of our regular lives.

 

 

In this new summer season

may we discover or re-discover creativity, fervor, insight;

may we discover or re-discover in ourselves the spirit of the child that knows no limits and no boundaries,

the child who, every day, imagines the impossible

and sets off to achieve it.

 

IMG_0730In this new summer season,

may we explore the borders of our lives,

the edges and the unformed spaces,

the wildernesses

the still wild places.

 

 

In this new summer season

may we discard old customs and habits if they have dulled our senses,

silenced our voice,

hidden our truth,

cooled our passions.

 

In this new summer season

may we challenge ourselves to overcome any unnecessary limits we’ve set for ourselves,

to break through any unnecessary lines we have drawn around ourselves,

to trangress any boundaries we’ve set for ourselves.

 

In this new summer season

May we explore the borders of our lives,

where difference is welcome,

where tension and conflict are welcome,

where even a small dose of chaos is welcome,

where, in the midst of all of it, wisdom grows

and creativity thrives.

 

Moral Monday CT

Moral Monday CT

In this new summer season,

may we explore the borders of our lives,

where nothing is quite as fixed as we’d assumed,

where old orthodoxies fail,

where order is tentative,

where simple dualisms just don’t work,

where pointless rigidities are the butt of jokes,

where mixing and merging and morphing take place,

where old selves give way and new selves emerge.

where we are compelled to find common ground with our neighbors,

where we build, however we can, the beloved community,

where we remember—because sometimes we forget—that we are related to the whole of life.

 

In this new summer season

May we

journey,

discover,

create,

practice,

discard,

break through.

transgress

challenge,

explore

and remember.

 

In this new summer season may we stretch our hearts.

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Amen and blessed be.

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