The awakening

Created in beauty and secretly sustained all the while by beauty, you surrender now to ultimate awakening.*
(John O’Donohue)

Oh no!

I didn’t set the alarm on my fitbit.

I was trying to get back to sleep, lingering in bed because I thought it was five, but it had gone seven and I needed to be up at six.

When I discovered this, I was fully awake.

There’s an equivalent here with beauty.

For a start, none of know know quite what we’re capable of: unexplored continents of possibility.

We’re waiting for an alarm to go off, for something to happen that will be significant, life-transcending, and all the time we could have been up to the adventure of exploring more beauty.

The reason we’re really positioned is because we are who we are.

*From John O’Donohue’s Divine Beauty.

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