Such a thought-provoking piece in my daily Mark Nepo read from The Book of Awakening. It’s titled, “For What Are We Saving?” and it is so apt, especially given the financial struggles so many are having these days.
… We often defer the risk to love: I need to establish myself before I can get involved. I need nice clothes first. I’ll become physically desirable first. I’ll eliminate all my problems first.
… Beyond rent and health insurance, for what are we saving? If the love we have is not brought to life out here in the world, we risk saving for a future that may never come or that, in fact, may find us just ghosts of spirit, unable to live it because we’ve squandered our chances to love along the way.