The need to be porous and real

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I recently started reading a new daily book of inspirations by Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening: Having the Life YouWant by Being Present to the Life You Have. The April 3 entry includes this delicious quote that really resonated for me:

“It remains important to reach out and to express oneself, but underneath that is the need to be porous and real. Through the opened heart, the world comes rushing in, the way oceans fill the smallest hole along the shore. It is the quietest sort of miracle: by simply being who we are, the world will come and fill us, to cleanse us, to baptize us, again and again.” ~Mark Nepo

* I took this photo in San Agustinillo, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2014

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3 thoughts on “The need to be porous and real

  1. That is lovely, Vicki. I adore the idea that there is a coming and going (hence the need to be porous) in learning, cleansing, filling, and baptizing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Pingback: crisis after crisis throws us into each other | Mostly My Heart Sings

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