Most of the greatest achievements on the planet are unknown to others – private overcomings, silent attempts at belief, re-opening a shattered heart. The real path of champions truly lies within – the transforming of suffering into expansion, the clearing of horrifying debris, the building of a healthy self-concept without tools. The greatest achievers have found a way to believe in something good despite being traumatized and fractured on life’s battlefields. No matter what else they accomplish in their lives, they are already champions. One day the world will realize that it is much harder to heal a shattered heart than excel at athletics. Go(l)d medals all around…
– Jeff Brown
since your crib,
when your needs, your cry for the divine
You too have learned the command,
to silence your soul, to silence others.
Stand still and listen:
what is the voice within, crying out, silenced?
Rise; take heart.
The Beloved is calling you,
wants to hear your plea,
to honor your word,
to hear what has not been spoken,
wants you to come,
to ask for what must be asked for
and must be given.
Now, you have been called
and you have been heard.
Whom have we silenced?
Whom are you called to call
the miracle of God?
Rise, take heart.
The Beloved is calling you.
It can be gone
A months worth of words
Erased with a fingertip
A 12, 30 even 60 year marriage over
With 4 words spoken:
I want a divorce
A home with all it’s possessions
Destroyed in a matter of minutes in the fury of nature –
Fire or storm
With no guarantees
Begs to be lived
To be counted for the sake of goodness
This is the only moment that counts
Take a deep
of the spirit that is giving it all
There is only one thing eternal
Say thank you
For that one thing that will always remain
All else can be destroyed
But not this.
What is this eternal gift?
this one and only gift that remains, that matters?
You already know…
say it together now…
Listen to Gavin Rossdale sing Love Remains the Same
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