Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Longing that Guides

When I was young desires quickly became goals and then strategies. Nothing wrong with that, but goals can easily slide into the tightness of craving that cultivates a strong attachment to outcomes we often cannot control. I still have faith in my/our deepest longing but now I cherish the longing itself, as a guide to what matters most, that which lets me know I am deeply and fully alive. When soul longing is strong I smile and mutter to myself, "Ha! Apparently not dead yet." :-) Reminds me of a line from Rumi's poem "Love Dogs" - “This longing you express is the return message.” Soul longing is the voice of the Divine within us. ~Oriah

Beautiful photo from Karen Davis at Open Door Dreaming. Soul longing is, for me, like the expansiveness of a wide open sky​ that welcomes life and makes room for love.


  1. This is such an important message, encouraging opening to longing for the lovliness of that experience in and of itself. Thank you!