The shores of the universe

The way we store energy is through our desires, values, passions, hopes, dreams, and aspirations, and ultimately our greatest capacity for energy storage is through what we love.*
(Erwin McManus)

Yes, there’s a great deal of resistance to what you offer, but the same universe containing the Higgs boson, galaxies and black holes also produced the beauty of your imagination, the possibilities only you can dream of:

when it’s over,
I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement,
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited the world.**

Stay close to what you must do, don’t give up exploring the universe within: all the wonders you contain that provide you with the nearest shore to set out from in exploration:

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.^

(*From Erwin McManus’ The Way of the Warrior.)
(**Mary Oliver, quoted in Philip Newell’s The Rebirthing of God.)
(^From Neil Gaiman’s Art Matters.)

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