Don’t Give Up



Let your soul rise to meet your life. Let body, emotions, and mind shift toward this matrix of union. You can be whole, and reflect a more clearly ordered world. You can weave the chaos into light. When you choose to be continuous, you choose to change the world. You choose freedom over complacency. You choose revolution over comfort. You choose to shine instead of hide. You choose to polish the places where grit has accrued, and learn something in the pain and joy of polishing. You are gorgeous and complete. Let your pain and suffering become places where the waters meet the shore. Things live in that liminal space that live nowhere else on earth. Let these things grow. The context for your life is the cosmos. The iron in your blood comes from the stars. Stop thinking small, unless you think of atoms. Dive toward that sort of smallness, ever multiplying, so small it becomes vast. The small view that causes us to forget both stars and atoms is a smallness we can no longer afford. We are simple: part of Hir body. We are human. We are those who know and those who perform tasks. Angels and demons, animals and Gods. We are everything, if we allow ourselves to be. Look inside, and look around. Can you gaze on self and other with eyes now cleansed by love? This is how we heal, repair, and grow: we allow that which has been ruptured to come home. Home is everywhere.

10 Responses to “Don’t Give Up”

  1. Oak

    WOW thanks!!! Let your pain and suffering become places where the waters meet the shore.

  2. Sea Serpent

    What Oak said. I love this line: “Let your pain and suffering become places where the waters meet the shore.”

    I was feeling down over personal failures in my life when I woke up this morning, and it helps me. I couldn’t have read it in a better time. I love how your postings are often so serendipitous.

  3. Leanne Pemburn

    That line sings to some recent experience – thank you.

  4. Delen

    Poetic and inspiring. Thank you. Your words always encourage me to renew my love affair with life. We are the universe made manifest. May we Live in vibrant rEvolution.

  5. Penthesilea Greenleaf

    This is incredibly timely! Thanks so much!!

  6. Jennifer

    Thank you for reminding me, “We are everything, if we allow ourselves to be.” I see quite plainly that I am the only one standing in my way.

  7. Anthea

    It’s amazing how the cosmos never gives up on us, even when we feel like giving up on ourselves.

    Glad I read this. 🙂

  8. Fourge Coyne

    I can never keep up with your posts and yet every time a tumble upon one I set my eyes on just the perfect jewel and tool for what I need to craft. This time the beauty of the jewel set my eyes to crying. Great words in a time when my spiritual temple has been crumpled and I had just about given up on reconstruction of a place for honor, reverence, and transmutation after its downfall for the damned ‘n’th time. Dunno how I always happen to find some strength somewhere. Might have something to do with my will to “choose revolution over comfort.” All of a sudden that “comfort” is no longer comforting, and I find my solace within the revolution.

    I’ll see what I do about the reconstruction of my temple; it seems I have found me some new strength : )

    Thank you

    • Thorn

      Fourge, I am so glad to hear you have found some new strength! Keep breathing, brother.

      (as for keeping up, have you thought about getting the RSS feed subscription? Or just check in weekly. I post once or twice a week).


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