Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Perpetual Voyage

"Now of all the voyagers I remember, who among them
Did not board a ship with grief among their maps?–
Till it seemed {wo}men never go somewhere, they only leave
Wherever they are, when the dying begins."
~Mary Oliver

"We are always giving birth to future versions of ourselves."
~Christina Rosalie

Dying, being born, dying, being born, dying, being born...again.

This is the spiritual life.  

Yet so many times we want to be reborn into the same skin, with the same faith, 
and pick up the same eyes with which to see.

Not me.  Not this time.  

“Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat...In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal."
John 12:24-5, MSG