This is so beautiful! I found it today and am in love with the words! I hope you will enjoy it too and I hope it will touch your heart and show you what is important :)
It is written b
y Oriah © Mountain Dreaming from the book "The Invitation". I haven't read it yet, but I put it on my book list thehe ^.^


The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon...
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human.

It doesn’t interest me
if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear
the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know
if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me
who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me
where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know
what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know
if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like
the company you keep
in the empty moments

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Comment by Chesa Art on January 21, 2014 at 8:57

You may call it like that ^^ Why do you think she wants to know, if she is loved unconditionally?

I for one, wouldn't name it like that, because I want to know that about everyone, for me it is like: "I want to know something about you. Not the shallow things you are showing to the world and the role you are playing for everyone, but the real you."

Comment by Mishaikh on January 20, 2014 at 15:55

May I call it "THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE"?

She just want to know whether she is loved unconditionaly.

Comment by Mishaikh on January 20, 2014 at 15:53

May I call it "THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE"?

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