BOOK WORM // The holiday break was so nice. I overdosed on snuggles with my boys, got in extra time with family + friends, + I read/re-read quite a few books. One was No Boundary by Ken Wilber.
The simple fact is that we live in a world of conflict + opposites because we live in a world of boundaries. Here is the human predicament: the firmer one’s boundaries, the more entrenched are one’s battles. The more I hold onto pleasure, the more I fear pain. The more I pursue goodness, the more I am obsessed with evil. The more I seek success, the more I dread failure. The harder I cling to life, the more terrifying death becomes.
I’ve been re-reading this book since college. over a decade. It shifts my perspective a little more every time I read it. It’s been a while, so it felt great to dig in over the holidays. Since I re-read it this time, I’ve been pushing each boundary I come across. Not in a rebellious way. But in a “Is this really what makes ME + my family happy + healthy?” way. I’ve been taught a lot of limiting beliefs from my mom + the small town in which I grew up. Limiting beliefs founded in fear, masked in rationality + caution. While I appreciate some of them + might even keep some of them, I’ve realized how most of them keep me [+ my family] fearful + stagnant. I am trying to do life from a place of love, not fear. This doesn’t mean reckless. In fact, I think love is very wise. I feel much more clear-minded + more secure + more empowered when I am acting + thinking from a place of love instead of a place of fear.
*I want to share this powerful book with others, so I’m giving away a copy of No Boundary. Instructions: simply comment on this post with your email address. I’ll announce the winner on February 14! Happy Valentine’s Day + good luck!
FEELIN’ IT // I felt it when I was young. then lost touch with it during my early twenties while practicing Christianity + then when I got so attached to science. [both swing the pendulum too far, claiming to know truth about such mystery + completely denying the magic of Gaia.] but my loverboys especially, make it seem so silly to think humans have figured out all of these formulas that invalidate the magic in all of this!