The Air of Possibility
Today my blog journey took me in many directions, but eventually I found myself here, where I found this excerpt:
“My burden is weighty but it is not heavy. My burden brings smiles, but it is serious. My burden is for the weak as well as the brave, the young and the old. My burden is a gift, but also an obligation. My burden comes easily some days, but on others, it is a task requiring forethought and effort. My burden is light. To give light, to spread lightness, to spread lightheartedness and engender an airy feeling, an aura of optimism and possibility – that is my burden. I shall carry it gladly and with resolve.
How important it is to laugh, to feel free to create and explore and grow and make mistakes. All those great advances need light in order to thrive. Take away the light, the air of possibility – please do not – for then self expression, dreams and endeavors shall die, withering on the vine for lack of sustenance and light. For without light all things perish.”
I think it speaks very accurately about what happens when there is an awareness of our moral burden, and by its very acknowledgement of this burden, it also accurately reflects the phenomena that occurs when we are unable to employ the ability to visualize “the air of possibility”. It speaks deeply to my truth, reflecting both my interior sentiment that it is our responsibility in this world to bring light and joy into the lives of others; and yet it also gives space to my present inability to extend my reach beyond my own darkness. This place where I exist today — this quiet and unsettling silence — is mildly threatening and uncomfortable, and yet it also offers me some semblance of calm, and safety, and peace.
There is so much I would like to speak about today, but lately I’ve been convinced that it is best that I stay quiet, and keep my thoughts trapped inside my head, because I don’t wish to diminish my forward movement. I prefer to wait until my thoughts can be reassembled into a more accurate version of light. I don’t want my words to erase the air of possibility.
Today I am sincerely extending my best wishes to each of you in 2013.
May we all move forward into the New Year with the air of possibility fresh on our lips.
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