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The Invitation!!
Monday, July 30, 2007
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's desire.

It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals, or have become shriveled and closed for the fear of future pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, fade it, or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes, without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, or to remember the limitations of human beings.

It doesn't interest me if the story you're telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself, if you can bear the accusations of betrayal and not betray your own soul.

I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty, even when it is not pretty every day, and if you can source your life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours or mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver moon "Yes!"

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn't interest me who you are now or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself, and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

- by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Good Day


posted by All Smiles!! @ 12:55 PM  
  • At 5:02 PM, Blogger Beefybob7 said…

    Thanks for the wishes Rajitha.
    Hope you are having a good one also.

  • At 5:07 PM, Anonymous abha said…

    that's a goodone Rajitha and you seem to be in good spirits on a Monday ;-)

    Have a great week !!

  • At 1:02 AM, Blogger Rauf said…

    i have been reckeless all my life ALL SMILES lost a lot, here i am happily tippitty tapping a comment on your beautiful blog. i'll continue to be reckeless.
    Its fun.

    Oriah Mountain Dreamer is sweet. Thanks for posting her

  • At 9:01 PM, Blogger me said…

    The invitation..beautiful lines by Oriah mountain dreamer...
    I first read them in Economic Times in citings column long time back ...n since then they have been with me...:)

  • At 1:24 PM, Blogger All Smiles!! said…

    Pleasure is all mine Bob!! The week is going great soo far, finges crossed:)

    Thanks Abha:)

    Glad you liked it Rauf:)

    Hey Kavya!! Indeed.. very beautiful:)

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