Blessing #20: Meditation on Thresholds

"A threshold is not a simple boundary; it is a frontier that divides two different territories, rhythms, and atmospheres.  Indeed, it is a lovely testimony to the fullness and integrity of an experience or a stage of life that it intensifies toward the end into a real frontier that cannot be crossed without the heart being passionately engaged and woken up.  It is wise in your own life to be able to recognize and acknowledge the key thresholds: to take your time; to feel all the varieties of presence that accrue there; to listen inward with complete attention until you hear the inner voice calling you forward.  


Each life is a mystery that is never finally available to the mind's light or questions.  That we are here is a huge affirmation; somehow life needed us and wanted us to be.  To sense and trust this primeval acceptance can open a vast spring of trust within the heart.  It can free us into a natural courage that casts our fear and opens up our lives to become voyages of discovery, creativity, and compassion.  No threshold need be a threat, but rather an invitation and a promise.  Whatever comes, the great sacrament of life will remain faithful to us - we merely need to trust."