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A Quote by Oriah Mountain Dreamer on love, intention, dance, relationship, strength, adversity, risk, fragile, beauty, heroism, and mystery

The Dance

I have sent you my invitation, the note inscribed on the palm of my hand by the fire of living.

Don't jump up and shout, "Yes, this is what I want! Let's do it!"

Just stand up quietly and dance with me.

Show me how you follow your deepest desires, spiraling down into the ache within the ache, and I will show you how I reach inward and open outward to feel the kiss of the Mystery, sweet lips on my own, every day.

Don't tell me you want to hold the whole world in your heart.

Show me how you turn away from making another wrong without abandoning yourself when you are hurt and afraid of being unloved.

Tell me a story of who you are, and see who I am in the stories I am living.

And together we will remember that each of us always has a choice.

Don't tell me how wonderful things will be...someday.

Show me you can risk being completely at peace, truly okay with the way things are right now in this moment, and again in the next and the next and the next...

I have heard enough warrior stories of heroic daring.

Tell me how you crumble when you hit the wall, the place you cannot go beyond by the strength of your own will.

What carries you to the other side of that wall, to the fragile beauty of your own humanness?

And after we have shown each other how we have set and kept the learn, healthy boundaries that help us live side by side with each other, let us risk remembering that we never stop silently loving those we once loved out loud.

Take me to the places on the earth that teach you how to dance, the places where you can risk letting the world break your heart, and I will take you to the places where the earth beneath my feet and the stars overhead make my heart whole again and again.

Show me how you take care of business without letting business determine who you are.

When the children are fed but still the voices within and around us shout that soul's desires have too high a price, let us remind each other that it is never about the money.

Show me how you offer to your people and the world the stories and the songs you want our children's children to remember, and I will show you how I struggle, not to change the world, but to love it.

Sit beside me in long moments of shared solitude, knowing both our absolute aloneness and our undeniable belonging.

Dance with me in the silence and in the sound of small daily words, holding neither against me at the end of the day.

And when the sound of all the declarations of our sincerest intentions have died away on the wind, dance with me in the infinite pause before the next great inhale of the breath that is breathing us all into being, not filling the emptiness from the outside or from within.

Don't say, "Yes!"

Just take my hand and dance with me.

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Source: Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Dance

Contributed by: Grace

A Quote by Anna Sawicka on risk, sucess, and life

 

The greatest risk in life is not to risk at all, because that decreases our chances of succeeding to 0%

Anna Sawicka

Source: Anna Sawicka

Contributed by: Anna

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on risk and blossom

And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Contributed by: Skye

A Quote by Barbie of Swan Lake on bravery, risk, fearless, and overcoming

"You're braver than you think."

Barbie of Swan Lake

Source: movie: Barbie of Swan Lake

Contributed by: Tricia

A Quote by Richard Farson on innovation, vision, visionary, risk, perception, fresh brain, leadership, and curiosity

Those who see what's obvious aren't necessarily brighter than others.  They're just more likely to observe that the emperor is naked.  Like children, they see what's actually there.  Their perceptions are less clouded by belief systems, taboos, habits of thought.  One responsibility of management---an important one---is to call attention to the invisible obvious, pointing it out as a child does (sometimes to the embarrassment of adults).  Doing so also requires supporting employees who take that risk, too, and other risks as well.

Richard Farson

Source: Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins, Pages: 76

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by 302designs on existence, risk, spirit, fail, and great

"'I'd rather fail daring to be great; for a life without risk is a spiritless existence"

302designs

Source: 302

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Erica Jong on love, risk, and fearlessness

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more.

Erica Jong (1942 -)

Source: How to Save Your Own Life

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by unknown on risk, care, dream, expect, and excellence

Risk more than others think is safe, care more than others think is wise, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible.

unknown

Source: Cadet Maxim

Contributed by: ESK

A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on edge, risk, passion, and see more

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

A Quote by Herodotus on courage, boldness, bravery, brave, bold, indifference, fear, cowardly, coward, evil, and risk

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Contributed by: Mary_C

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