“...Make no mistake, I think pain is a wretched gardener. Her cuts stun and sting. But after pruning, preferably voluntary, we’re able to discern what’s real, what’s important, what’s essential for our happiness. Be of good cheer. Study your plants and study your lifestyle. When the right time arrives, go into the garden with sharp shears. Speak kindly. Pray softly. Prune back. Now plow ahead.”
—Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance
Inviting you to take a few moments to sit with your wild heart,
breathing into presence
and into what is, right now.
Offer a breath from your center,
from your heart,
and from your mind
This week, I offer a brief audio exploration about pain and pruning
, as inspired by Sarah Ban Breathnath in Simple Abundance.
Questions from this audio:
- How are you being pruned?
- Is it voluntary or is it unwilling?
- What is being trimmed away?
- What is essential for happiness?
Where might you soak
in a deep pool of truth
until your bones knit back together
and you rise shivering into
a moonlit night
full of fire?