For a new beginningJohn O’Donohue
For A New Beginning
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
The World Gains Nothing from Your Eating Disorder. Many times I have been told that the world gains nothing from my eating disorder. But when I am active in my eating disorder, I don’t think for myself as the eating disorder does all my thinking for me and the crazy thing about eating disorders is that they really don’t care what the world needs.
Welcome to my blog, The Golden Sparrow Flies. The Golden Sparrow is the name of my car, a 2016 Gold Beetle Dune. And it is when I am driving in my car, with LOUD music playing that I have my deepest thoughts, most significant connections regarding the pain from my past, my recovery an eating disorder and healing occurring in my life.