The natural impulse of our hearts and souls when they’re locked in by rigid beliefs is a kind of claustrophobia. We fight back inwardly because nothing in nature likes to follow dogmatic rules. The peace we need in our lives is not a rock, it’s a river. It isn’t rigid, it flows. The “right thing to do” may look different in different situations. (Martha Beck)
It has been several months since I’ve even attempted to blog – in spite of all the ought tos and shoulds that poked continually at my conscience. But why write just to write – just to fill a page? There is such a torrent of blather (and – in all fairness – good information) trying to infiltrate our every moment!
So I offer this short blog because I believe Beck’s quote is is worth some serious reflection. Where in my life am I so “locked in by rigid beliefs” that I can’t see the larger truths? Where am I so rigid that I may as well be a spiritual corpse, not a living, breathing, growing, moving being?
In the spirit of brevity, I close with an invitation to anyone who happens to read this:
Sit quietly for a mere 5 minutes and let your soul breathe deeply and speak honestly. “Where have I become rigid – out of fear, out of ignorance, out of habit – and am I willing to allow a trickle of new life to begin to flow?”