There is a way out of the prison
You can escape,
If you want to
But, you have to want to
Do you want to be free,
Or do you like holding onto the key?
Freedom comes at a price
To be free
You have to give up some of those things
You know, poor me
I’m not free
Look at how they hurt me
Freedom brings peace
And many other good things
Maybe you get some sympathy
By not being free
After all, who would you be
If you were free?
Aren’t there some benefits
to being — well…
“Anger is in itself neither good nor bad — it’s what you do with it that matters.”
It’s interesting how people react when I talk about my anger. It makes them so uncomfortable.
We live in a society where positive emotions are celebrated and darker ones are shunned. We believe anger should be taken to a quieter place, such as a counseling room or some hidden support group.
What’s wrong with talking about anger?
It’s amazing how quickly people want to say, ‘there, there, Orla — everything’s going to be okay. …
You enter into a new season
It arrives unannounced
You are pregnant with new life
The gestation period is slow
Your new creation is being formed
— in the incubation of your soul
When you are ready to connect deeply with it
It will prepare to emerge
It will be as though you were always one
You become the vessel of your creation
You surrender to being the vessel to which the work comes
and has its entry into the world
It comes in and through you
You are open, trusting, and available
Ready to receive it
For many years I was extremely self-sufficient. I didn’t need help from anyone. I could earn money, I was healthy and I was good at making friends.
That way of living worked for me for many years. It wasn’t until I decided to live by faith that my understanding of gratitude changed.
I didn’t know true gratitude until I could no longer make things happen by myself. I was fortunate enough to have a good job that paid well, but over time it became a trap.
Let me explain.
It became a trap because as I started to get to…
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