miércoles, marzo 26, 2008

De la serie lo que voy creando... Just a thought ...




The Invitation
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Canadian Teacher and Author

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 longing.

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 own sorrow
if you have been opened by life's betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or 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 the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand on the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full 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
to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the center 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.


© 1995 by Oriah House, From "Dreams Of Desire"
Published by Mountain Dreaming, 300 Coxwell Avenue, Box 22546, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4L 2A0

10 comentarios:

Rochies dijo...

ni con un kilo y medio de onda lo puedo descifrar .Se ve que el english esta de moda, nop? asi decía mi amiga JloreciT

No more to say than this.. dijo...

jajajajajajaja
el victorina english esta de moda!
no queda duda....

Florecita dijo...

Rochies, no descifró el poema o la encriptadura que usté supone???? lero lero... mooooy de moda!!!!

Noumorcita, me gustó lo del victorina english!!!!

RAMMSES dijo...

Hola, Florecilla... Pero como estamso con el speaking english. Muy pero muy de moda por lo que veo. So, what do you prefer my sweethear, english or spanish? ...
'Just a thought' is fantastic. However, I would like to know about your wishes.
This is rock! :
I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

Puedes hacer eso Florecilla? jejeje.

Muchos besos...

Florecita dijo...

Mai darlin, ai jav tu meni guiches... as yú can si ai am krietindem

Shhhhh, puedo estar con Florecita a solas o acompañada...

luima dijo...

la ultima estrofa ...definitiva

Gary dijo...

Wow, this is great and powerful (and in English!). This bit was especially of interest to me -

"I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself.

If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul."

That is a tough one sometimes. What is the difference between being selfish and being true to yourself?

Florecita dijo...

Luima, muy definitiva...

Gary, you see... sometimes its when we are true to ourselves people can get "hurt", but to love others start with our true love...

NeuviemeMistere dijo...

L-O-V-ED it!
Thank you!

RAMMSES dijo...

Jajaja... me parece pefecto.
Un beso mañanero Florecilla.