“All thinking that is imbued with wonder is graceful and gracious thinking… And thought, if it’s not open to wonder, can be limiting, destructive and very, very dangerous.”

“One of the sad things today is that so many people are frightened by the wonder of their own presence. They are dying to tie themselves into a system, a role, or to an image, or to a predetermined identity that other people have actually settled on for them. This identity may be totally at variance with the wild energies that are rising inside in their souls. Many of us get very afraid and we eventually compromise. We settle for something that is safe, rather than engaging the danger and the wildness that is in our own hearts.” READ MORE:

A Gentle Corrective for the Epidemic of Identity Politics Turning Us on Each Other and on Ourselves

Featured image: A Willing Captive by Frederick Stuart Church

4 Comments Add yours

  1. delphini510 says:

    You are so right Adrienne, a great majority of us start out life trying to fit into the role models that is more or less chosen for us or at least encouraged. It can be painful to leave all this and be free.
    It is worth it once you taken the big step.
    May we all find courage to be our own selves.
    Miriam

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  2. So true. When people offer me explanations for stuff that seems magical to me, I often say something like “I don’t care why, I just marvel at it”.

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    1. I think that is an excellent attitude, Derrick. 🙂

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing!! This is such a great message!

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