You are not IN the mountains, the mountains are IN you. – John Muir
Every challenge and adventure in our life, is an opportunity to test our courage and to be what we are in truth. I am writing my second book, which is fiction. I have never written fiction before and this will require a steep learning curve from me, if I am to complete my book. To live my truth means to walk forward and trust that life will provide me with everything I need to complete this goal.
We may feel vulnerable and unsure at times, and in order to live our passion and truth, we will need to step out of our comfort zone, tap into our inner strength and courage and explore our infinite potential. Rumi says it so well!
“There’s courage involved if you want to become truth.
There is a broken-open place in a lover.
Where are those qualities of bravery and sharp compassion in this group?
What’s the use of old and frozen thought?
I want a howling hurt. This is not a treasury where gold is stored; this is for copper.
We Alchemists look for talent that can heat up and change.
Lukewarm won’t do.
Half-hearted, holding back, well-enough getting by?
51 thoughts on “Live your truth”
Howling hurt, lukewarm won’t do.
Love this Karen ❤
Me too Sawsan! Love Rumi 🙏🏻
Beautiful poem by Rumi, loved it and for sure lukewarm will not do. One has to go for it and pursue what you want. Loved the awesome post and all the best in your next adventure.
Thankyou so much. I agree, life is too short to be lukewarm 🙏🏻😀
Yes absolutely and I love Rumi, you could go and read the poem that I have just written on my blog and it is from Rumi. You will love it.
Really beautiful. Wishing you all the best on your new book!
Thankyou Nico I appreciate your comments 🙏🏻🍀
I think it’s awesome, Karen, and I am certain that you will be led in truth and all you need will appear! Bravo💛
Thankyou Lorrie! I appreciate your encouraging comment 💕🙏🏻
Inspiring words from Rumi.
Inspiring words from Karen 💕
In tadasana today I will think of you. Let us be the mountain. 🙏
Thankyou Val! I have a deep love and connection to the mountain, and imagine if we truly understood the power within us already,? It blows my mind!! I appreciate your kindness Val. 🙏🏻💚
Love Rumi! Congrats on your second book! Enjoy the richness of the experience! 🙂
Thankyou Yvonne, a journey ahead, one step at a time with Rumi and the mountain!! 🍀☘🌷
Yes indeed! You will triumph! xo
You are writing another book?! And fiction. Wow!!
I am writing a book too. Just at the beginning stages of thinking about it. Maybe we could encourage each other along the way.
Yeah, luke warm….just doesn’t feed the passion at all! ❤ 🙂
Yes! I am so excited to hear you are writing Mary! It will be a gift for us all and I’m happy to encourage you anytime! We won’t let each other be half-hearted! Not here….💚💛💚💛
To find the truth inside, just attempting to do so is a noble act and much respected… The John Muir quote is perfect as you set out to chase another dream: “You are not IN the mountains, the mountains are IN you”. Perfect.
Thanks Randall, I’ll be spending a lot of time connecting to that mountain within ha and hopefully discover there is another story! Have a wonderful day 🍀🙏🏻
Fantastic, Karen! A clarion call to make a soaring leap outside one’s comfort zone — just love Rumi. And the new book? You’ll kill it…on that fact I’m not even close to lukewarm! xx
Your encouragement means a lot to me Lori, Thankyou. I don’t like stepping outside of my comfort zone, but l love creating the story!! 💕💚
Best wishes on your new book and your dive into fiction!
Thanks Jennifer I will need lots of wishes!! 🙏🏻💕
I wish you well in this new endeavor! How exciting! 😊
Thankyou Carrie! 💕💚
Not here either!
Good to hear! 👏👍
Beautiful reflections and poetry to celebrate a new challenge, Karen. I trust you will meet the challenge with courage, skill, and grace.
I just picked up a book by Ursula Le Guin (2016), “Words are my matter: Writings about life and books 2000-2016.” Your post prompted me to find one of the quote that inspired me to order it.
“The imagination is an essential tool of the mind, a fundamental way of thinking, an indispensable means of becoming and remaining human…. Words are the wings both intellect and imagination fly on…. [T]o train the mind to take off from immediate reality and return to it with new understanding and new strength, nothing quite equals poem and story” (p. 4).
Your posts continue to do that. I’m sure your new book will do that as well. ❤
Thankyou Carol! I love these words. So encouraging and inspiring. Just beautiful 💕💚
I’m glad to know Le Guin’s words had the same affect for you, Karen. I was hoping they would help you remember why what you’re doing is so important.
They did and I love that we can remind each other of this important truth. Thankyou 🙏🏻
Yes every challenge is for us to overcome and move on to the next level. Without challenges we wont be pushed so much to try our best, may be even more than our best depending on how big the challenge is !
Writing the book also is a challenge isn’t it. I am sure you will get there and I wish you all the best. Many Blessings of Love, Light and Healing Energies to you 🙂 ❤
Thankyou so much 🙏🏻
Karen, I am so happy you are writing another book! What a gift you have to share with the world. Yes, it does take courage to step into that light. Sending you lots of love and light for the journey.
Thankyou so much Heather. It’s a patient journey 💕💚
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We take in the world as we experience it. When we do so fully, we can live up to Rumi’s inspirational quote in this post.
Thankyou for sharing! Rumi always inspires 🙏🏻
He does. You are welcome.
Good luck with your work of fiction! 🙂
Thankyou Carol! You are a wonderful example of success in fiction. 👏
poetic & solid, Karen 🙂
Thankyou David! 🙏🏻
I wish you courage and perseverance in writing your 2nd book, Karen. I am confident you can do it. I am now on the spot asking what’s next – and I am hoping to hear that little voice advising me.
Thankyou Helen. Don’t forget to ask for the signs and the answers to come to you. I’m always amazed that they arrive when I need them and learn yet again, it’s never in my timing ha!! Love to you 💕💚
Wishing you all the best with your book of fiction! Great to see you embracing the opportunity to stretch and grow into new possibilities! (love rumi!)
Thankyou Vicki! It certainly is a possibility to grow. And Rumi definitely helps 🙏🏻💚
Your exceptional post is not only tasteful but brimming with uplifting delight
Thankyou Eddie. I always appreciate your comments. Many blessings ☘🙏🏻
That is so exciting Karen all the best I have about five half written novels tucked away in my draw. Maybe one day I will follow your lead.
I hear you! This is the second story I’ve started for my fiction. Sometimes it’s trial and error until it feels right! Thankyou Kath 💚💕
Truly wonderful. Wanting you to enjoy all that life has to offer on your new book!..