It’s been a long day

Everyone wants you to be Atlas,
to shoulder it all. Even the voice in your
head insists you are behind. But I’ve seen
the light in you, the one the gods finger
while we sleep. I’ve seen the blossom open
in your heart, no matter what remains to
be done. There are never enough hours
to satisfy the minions of want. So close
your eyes and lean into the Oneness that
asks nothing of you. When the calls stack,
answer to no one, though you receive them
all. Just open your beautiful hands, born with
nothing in them. You have never been more
complete than in this incomplete moment.

~ Mark Nepo, The Myth of Urgency in The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting


Notes: Quote via mindfulbalance.org. Photo: Laurence Demaison (via see more). Related Posts: It’s been a long day

Comments

  1. “There are never enough hours to satisfy the minions of want.” So true!! Timely, for me, David.

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  2. I should have kept my mouth shut today when the calls stacked!
    I should have recited ‘lightly’ to myself, but, No!!!
    It’s been a long day, and it was my day off 😑

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  3. ‘just open your beautiful hands, born with nothing in them.’ – i love this

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  4. “We have never been more complete in this incomplete moment” and we are the only ones who have to believe this deeply. 🙏🏻 Beautiful

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  5. All this is enough reason to explain why I so much loved (without knowing why for a long time) the book Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand. It must have been the first American book I bought when I came to live in Canada for a while. I have no idea why I bought it and it was a ‘heavy meal with much to chew on’ for this naive, pink-tinted-glasses Swiss girl…. might have been the huge amount of ‘book’ I got for my money; I could hardly hold that weighty hardback tome 😉
    And little did I know how still terribly full of actuality it would be so many, many years later!

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  6. let’s hear Nepo, “and lean into the Oneness that asks nothing of you.” And, who and what is asking so-o much?
    I love, Sawsan, that your employee knows nothing of the judgmental ill will–that shows your grace!
    Ah-h Kiki, we care…and not because of “reason” but … our hearts’ wisdom.

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  7. Good story and easy and easy to understand

    Like

  8. Also follow me plis

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