How much beauty can you recklessly shower upon this thirsty world?

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Inspiration 2016

As the presence of light begins to grow
with greater sureness with each passing day;
May your own courage blossom
to open more brightly to truth and love.

Let this be the year that you turn off the television
and silence the talk radio chatter
in order to pick up the writing pen, the paintbrush,
that musical instrument, or garden tool.
Watch the candle slowly burn.
May this be the year that you delight
in seeing how much joy you can extravagantly spread.
May you discover just how much beauty
you can recklessly shower upon this thirsty world.
May this be the year that you tune both the dusty piano in the corner
and the inner listening of your care-worn heart
So that both can play in harmony with the chorus of creation.
May you break the invisible yardstick of impossible expectations
and learn that just as you are, you are enough.
May this be the year that you cease trying to march
to an imagined ideal and instead,
wrap your arms around the messy wonder your life really is,
hold it close and do the tango.
Let this be the year you befriend your soul in its radical particularity,
May you elope with the wildness of your own true calling,
marry your soul to its deepest longings
and invite the hungry world to the wedding feast. – Kayleen Asbo