This post spoke to me unlike any other I have read. I felt it was my duty to share Elizabeth’s interpretation of an incredible poem. Please read and enjoy. Miriam

Mirth and Motivation

“When we surrender, when we do not fight with life when it calls upon us, we are lifted and the strength to do what needs to be done finds us.” Oriah Mountain Dreamer

The Invitation by Oriah
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 dream
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 centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain… Contd

“How are you?” seems like such a simple question

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3 thoughts on “

  1. Pamela Morse says:

    Timely. Sometimes words have power to uplift and paint a picture of hope for the future. This beautiful poem is a great example. Thanks for posting it to share, Miriam.


  2. ElizOF says:

    Thank you for the re-blog. I fell in love with this poem the first time I read it. It spoke to me on many levels and I’ve never forgotten it. TY again for the re-blog! 🙂


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