Let Everything Happen to You

“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” -Rilke

I’m sick, premenstrual and feeling really down. This quote helps.

I don’t normally share when I have tears on my face but today I just wanted to say I’m sad and be in it with you, even though one of the things that is making me so sad is social media. I can’t take all the ways spiritual women are so cruel to each other online. It makes me afraid and angry and like all I want to do is run away. I’m really strong but also really sensitive and some days it just gets to me and I can’t seem to shake it off.

But I want to remember that there is love and connection here too. I see that everywhere as well.

And I hope I am part of that outpouring of love because even when I trip up and make mistakes out of my own woundings, that is all I want. I want to remember that we can be there for each other when things are hard and remind each other to keep going.

I am remembering that beauty feeds my soul, that I love poetry and cards and soft evenings with tea by the fire. I love expansive skies and mossy trees. I love the way my cats reach out and hold my hand sometimes and how my partner never gives up on me even when I try and push her away.

I’d love to hear what feeds your soul!

…And I’d also love a virtual hug because I’m always saying we should ask for what we need and, well, that would be just swell.