InspirEmail No 170 - November 30th, 2009
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

It doesn't interest me [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 dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.

I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled 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.

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, or to remember the limitations of being human.

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. I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty everyday, and if you can source your life on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon.

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 for 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 centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

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.

Author Unknown

Acknowledgement and Apology

Since publishing the above story on November 30th, several of the subscribers to InspirEmail wrote to me to say that the story is a poem called 'The Invitation' written by Oriah - Mountain Dreamer.
I would like to acknowledge the author and apologise for not providing the correct title - visit the website where the story is posted . . .
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'The Invitation' by Oriah from her book The Invitation(c) 1999. Published by HarperONE, San Francisco. All rights reserved.

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A Special Place

There is a special place in life,that needs my humble skill.
A certain job I'm meant to do,which no one else can fulfil.

The time will be demanding and the pay is not too good.
And yet I wouldn't change it for a moment - even if I could.

There is a special place in life, a goal I must attain.
A dream that I must follow, because I won't be back again.

There is a mark that I must leave, however small it seems to be.
A legacy of love for those who follow after me.

There is a special place in life, that only I may share.
A little path that bears my name, awaiting me somewhere.

There is a hand that I must hold, a word that I must say.
A smile that I must give for there are tears to blow away.

There is a special place in life that I was meant to fill.
A sunny spot where flowers grow, upon a windy hill.

There's always a tomorrow and the best is yet to be.
And somewhere in this world, I know there is a place for me.

 Author Unknown

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Material success may result in the accumulation of possessions: but only spiritual success will enable you to enjoy them
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