Happy 2020 New Year: 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 dreams, for the adventure of being alive.' ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer


I say YES, Yes and Yes!


Happy New Year You All.....


Welcome to 2020!! I LOVE this poem. It's one of my all time favorites. I had the thought to begin this 2020 New Year sharing and contemplating its message, and more importantly it's 'Invitation'. 


I find it fascinating this poem was 'conceived' almost a decade ago. It created quite the buzz at that time. 'The Invitation' called to the longing of individuals to feel fully alive and purposeful. It inspired individuals to wake up, connect to themselves, others and God, and use their strengths in service to something greater than themselves. This buzz is still going.


'It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow. If you have been opened by life's betrayal or have become shriveled 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.' 


In a world filled with the noise of social media and superficiality, these questions are powerful and provocative in discovering how vulnerable and open we are to life. How present are we as humans to our own pain? Are we responsible for what we create in life? Are we neutral to our circumstances? Are we in acceptance, allowance and surrender? Are we grateful for the challenges that fuel our growth and evolution? Or, are we lost in blaming the external people, events and experiences in life, and then running like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to change what is? 


What would happen if we paused, said nothing, did nothing, and then listened? What would happen if we took a moment to be fully present to the thoughts that we are thinking, and the emotions we are feeling? Then with grace, lightness and humor shifted our perspective? What would be possible? 


'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, be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.'


Again, I say yes! What would be possible if we embraced the unknown, and the uncertainty of our days? What then? Would we finally be available to transcend the perceived limitations of being human? Would we dance in partnership with the wildness and ecstasy of our gifts of imagination, intuition and awareness? Would we dare to dream? 


'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 it's presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 'Yes'.'


YES!! As we begin this New 2020 Year and decade, I 'invite' you to contemplate with me the power and possibility of Oriah's beautiful inquiries in these last stanza's. Will you be willing to 'disappoint another to be true to yourself'? What will life look like, and how will you be different in 'not betraying your own soul'? Are you willing to put your soul before your role? How will you see Beauty, and 'source your life from its presence'. 


'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 a 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 center of the fire with me and not shrink back.' 


As we begin this New 2020 Year and decade, I also invite you to ponder your relationships. How are you being with the people in your life? Are you listening, really listening? Are you fully available to be with your family, friends and colleagues - unconditionally, as they go through the fire of life - not shrinking back or moving to fix, hide or fade their pain or yours? Are you discovering the mirroring and hidden messages in your relationships? As Dion Warwick says, 'that's what friends are for'!


'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.'


Welcome to 2020, a New Year, Decade and Day to Dream. I have the thought that you have heard this already, however.......


What's possible this year is 20/20 Clarity of Vision, the opportunity for the Authenticity of Knowing and Being Who You Are, and the possibilities of Living a Life of Freedom, Fulfillment and Fun. Allow me to ask: 


* What sustains you from the inside out? 

* What do you LOVE about you? 

* Who are you in the silence, solitude and quiet moments of your life? 


Let's accept 'The Invitation', dare to dream, risk looking like a fool, and live the adventure of being alive!


Yes, Yes and Yes!

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If you are seeking greater happiness, awareness, purpose, fulfillment and a vision for your life, I'd love to work with you as your resource, coach and guide. 


Tuck Self is a SELF-Empowerment and Listening Coach and Catalyst. For 15+ years, she has provided individual and group Coaching Programs, Workshops and Retreats that facilitate personal discovery, development, spiritual growth and authentic living. The foundations of her unique coaching style are Human Design and The Gene Keys and Golden Pathway; Systems that bring powerful insights, illuminations and strategies for self mastery, as well as creating life, love and work that resonate with your heart and soul. 


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