February 22 – Opposing Voices – Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening
Let the opposing voices in your head speak. They are only finding their part in a larger, yet to be heard song.
Being alive is a paradox, an ongoing mix of things that on the surface doesn’t always seem to make sense. But voicing what doesn’t seem to make sense helps. It’s like an orchestra tuning up to play together. We have no chance of discovering the fullness of the inner music, if we don’t let the players of our hearts and minds and spirits tune.
Often, confusion is the tension of trying to make sense of things too soon, before enough of the inner players have learned their parts. Often, that experience is the way that the heart and mind and spirit practice what they need to play.
Isn’t the trail of our relationships the time it takes for the heart to practice its part in the movement we call Love? Isn’t the trail of our honest questions the time it takes for the mind to practice its part in the movement we call Wisdom? Isn’t the trail of our changing beliefs the time it takes for the spirit to practice its part in the movement we call God?
And isn’t our trail of Oneness, those brief moments when everything comes together, isn’t this the time it takes for Love and Wisdom and God to bring the common place in us alive?