Quest by Susan Frybort Take me past the guarded place in you where confusion covers itself in unrelenting confidence then marches on In lively steps Take off the facade let it fall away into nowhere Turn around and face me I search the infinite depth where beyond all entrenchments I find your thirst to be met and understood the sadness in your bones, the want of your silent cries to be heard and be known— abiding within those unseen landscapes is a world of precious dreams Let me touch where the battle wounds lie quietly healing— Buried beneath an armored sheath rests a lifetime of love and loneliness, blame and triumph, honor and defeat Within this blended web of scars and treasures, glistening with honesty, there you are— I FOUND YOU, beneath the soldier’s plated heart So loosen the knots around my own see all its agony bared and mending and in between each open space we’ll breathe upon the frailty All the wishful longings to be had bring to me yours as I meet you there with mine.
This week we focus on TRUTH and INTEGRITY — aligning our thoughts, words and actions. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, SATYA, or truthfulness, is identified as the second yama (observance, social behavior) on the path of yoga. The guiding principle in adhering to satya is removing what the yogis refer to as the “veil of self deception.” When body, mind, and spirit are in sync, truth rises to the top. In Hebrew, integrity means whole or complete. Be motivated by the truth in your innermost being. Create the space and time to listen for inner truth, heeding any wisdom received. “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.” ~ Psalm 51:6
❤︎ I connect to the truth deep within.
❤︎ I listen with an open heart.
❤︎ I am safe to make changes and move forward.
Value your connection to truth…We often know the truth long before we let ourselves see and believe it, long before we’re ready to acknowledge it. For many reasons — fear, timing, and a myriad of issues too long to list — we ignore and discount what we know in our heart. But the truth doesn’t go away. And even if we try to run from that truth, our experiences will ultimately lead us back to it.”Melody Beattie, Journey to the Heart
Remember a time when you listened to the voice of your own conscience and experienced the power of embracing your truth. What did it feel like in your body and inner being?
Now be open to any ways you are not acting with integrity at this time in your life — not living your truth. When is your behavior clouded by desire or aversion, or influenced by someone else’s expectations? How does this feel in your body and mental self? Experience without judgement, observe and just be aware.
Observation and awareness are the first steps toward change.
Quest to find the true you. You are safe to make changes and move forward. Integrity is your legacy.
“No more running, no more hiding, no more hurting, no more crying,
no more trouble, no more sighing, no more falling, no more striving,
no more heartache, no more fighting, no more fears, only FLYING!”
~ Lifehouse, lyrics from Flight
What truth do you need to hear or speak this week? ❤️