Every life is a piece of art, put together with all means available.
In the presence of the God of Beauty our own beauty shines.**
This and that.
But we cannot do “anything” and we cannot do
This is the deception of “And.”
This or that.
We can do “something” and we can become “someone” –
This is the freedom of “Or.”
We will know this path by its heart, service
But it is our home.
When I connected dreamwhispering with my university’s^ list of
student attributes, I selected identity, resilience and creativity for their resonance.
Only this morning,
I found myself connecting these to Erwin McManus’ three human quests
for honour, nobility and enlightenment^^
The quests lead us firstly through
Humility, gratitude and faithfulness,
helping us to determine identity.
These in turn grow
integrity, wholeness and perseverance,
All necessary to resilience, a garden of possibility.
The fruits of which are
courage, generosity and wisdom,
The gifts we bring to others.
*Quoted in Bessel van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score;
**John O’Donohue’s Divine Beauty;
^The University of Edinburgh;
^^Erwin McManus’ Uprising.