“We are here essentially to risk ourselves in the world. We are a form of invitation to others and to otherness, we are meant to hazard ourselves for the right thing, for the right woman or the right man, for a son or a daughter, for the right work or for a gift given against all the odds. And in all this continual risking the most profound courage may be found in the simple willingness to allow ourselves to be happy along the way . . .
~ David Whyte from ‘LONGING’ In CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.
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“…the simple willingness to allow ourselves to be happy along the way.” So interesting, this, and so true. I’m always puzzled (and saddened) when I meet folks who always seem to be on the hunt for something to be angry/disappointed/saddened by, almost as though they can’t grant themselves leave to just be in the moment and enjoy. Life’s too short…my feeling is you can always find something good in a day…. Like this wonderful blog, for instance! 😊