point in my series on Cornerstones I would like to share my thoughts
with you on how sacred wound serves to enliven and invigorate our shared
journey through life. I find it to be both amusing and purposeful that
within the word sacred, the word scared is also contained. I find it
to be existentially significant that the whole spectrum of life could
be contained in one word! Am I sacred? Am I scared? Am I 100% both in
the same moment? Then what happens to my world when I add the experience
of woundedness? There, too, I experience the whole spectrum of life.
Do I mean by wounded that I am impacted? Or do I mean embittered? A
seed is wounded when it is penetrated by the soil. In that process a
life-giving sharing occurs. I might say that my whole experience of
being impacted hasn't always felt like a life-giving sharing. It is
at those times that the whole spectrum of sacred/scared wound comes
alive. My presence in the moment tells me that I define the moment.
I decide whether I will respond reactively from the past (scared) or
whether I respond wholly new in the present (sacred).
imagine with me for a moment that we individually decided to build our
lives on the Cornerstones of fear, anger, meanness, degradation, scarcity,
duality? What kind of world would we create if we held those Cornerstones
sacred? What would I have to do each day to keep those Cornerstones
in place? What relationships would I form? What would I do if I met
someone along the path who lived by some other set of Cornerstones?
What would my sense of control be like? What would my sense of power
I ask these
questions because I know there is a certain amount of comfort in any
mindset we take on as our own. I know the courage it takes to move away
from seeming comfort. I know the compassion and awareness and work it
takes to change anything. My question then is what do I value as sacred?
My life will reflect my answer.
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