Day of Rest

The universe is not short on wake-up calls. We’re just quick to hit the snooze button. ~Brené Brown

Don’t go back to sleep. Keep your heart open, even when it’s being broken. Don’t give up, or do exactly that, let go and surrender to your life as it is. Stop wishing for things to be different, resisting how things really are, let go of hope and fear and be here, now. This is all there is, this moment.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
~Rumi

Yes, you are vulnerable and you will be hurt. But, staying open and awake is also the only way to know joy and love, to be fully alive. This is the deal, this is all there is, this is it. Beautiful and brutal, tender and terrible.

Don’t go back to sleep.

5 thoughts on “Day of Rest

  1. Lindsey Mead (@lemead)

    Oh, wow. This takes my breath away and brings tears to my eyes, this rainy, wet morning, when I feel so fragile, my heart so ripped, everything so, so full. Thank you for reminding me of the grace that exists even – maybe even especially – amidst all of that.

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  2. Open Up Life

    This is a beautiful photo.Clouds, sunsets and sunrises are my favorite to capture. Always changing. Love the post, very inspiring. Thank you for sharing. Peace and love, Tammy

    Reply
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