I would love to live
Like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise
Of it’s own unfolding. John O’donahue
The Task: “The Silver Gate requires us to surrender our egos and begin the process of accepting the aging of the body and mind.”
The Challenge: “…is to reconnect to our regenerative forces and stay connected to them.”
The Gift: “If we commit first to living ‘like a river flows/Carried by the surprise/Of its own unfolding’, the gift of wisdom emerges and reveals itself.”
This first gate will lead me into an adventure of learning. I will open myself to the next phase of my life thinking outside the box of my existence up to now. I am challenged by this unfolding at an age when my culture sees my life as narrowing – my time growing shorter and perhaps less important.
This is a beginning that will move me more gracefully toward my ending.