Saturday, March 24, 2007

Mordja Amari Boradja (those who lose dreaming are lost)

So, many things have come and gone since the last post. Life has been lived , people have loved and hurt one another and time is still contagious. I've been feeling trapped in a bit of a rut , working too much and feeling frustrated by some situations and powerless in others. In the midst of this I was reminded by Chris of the old aboriginal quote above and wondered if that was part of my feeling ...... I've been so much into a routine that I've stopped dreaming and stopped taking risks. So heres to taking a few risks in the weeks ahead and to dreaming dreams in daylight. Thanks also to Chris for this quote from Jean vanier which I leave with you. It spoke to more than you know .

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out is to risk involvement
To disclose feelings is to risk disclosing your true self
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk their love
To live is to risk dying
To hope is to risk despair
To try is to risk failure
But the greatest hazard is to risk nothing
The one who risks nothing,does nothing and has
Nothing - and finally is nothing
They may avoid sufferings and sorrow,
But simply cannot learn, feel,change,grow or love
Only one who risks is free

Jean Vanier

Mordja Amari Boradja !


mister tumnus said...

a conversation with a certain doctor about following one's dreams; he concluded that one first has to be able to distinguish a dream from a nightmare. risk, yes. but risk carefully and thoughtfully. (of course, i'm only saying this to myself as i can't imagine you to be anything but thoughful when taking some of those decisions listed on your post)

Feminine Feminist said...

Father M, Thank you. Even more relevant and inspiring when one considers our recent conversations. Risk, you are welcome in this place.

And I feel it only right to leave a comment on this momentous of all days... YOUR BIRTHDAY. You rock. Here's to at least as many more years as you've already experienced...

mister tumnus said...

hey man, happy birthday!

The Father said...

thank you people - not only am I older and one hopes wiser but i have returned from hospital with my new bionic knee ..... after a few weeks rehab i will once again be ready to hit the dance floors. So beware .... In the meantime I'm sitting in Sanctus Boscus with my feet up and open to visitors .

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

you continue to be clean air within a world where the air is too angry to breathe most of the time...

may i seek forgiveness for not wishing you a very happy birthday until now, and may i wish you a speedy recovery bionic man! I recomend a re-run of the west wing!!!!

The Father said...

ah papa C - always a pleasure to hear you calling from your island to ours .... keep up the photos - loved the shadows on the church building last week ....come visit soon .....