Be brave and walk through the country of your own wild heart.
Be gentle and know that you know nothing.
Be mindful and remember that every moment can be a prayer
Balancing ecstasy with clear thinking,
Self-control with self-abandon.
What a spectacular kingdom you have entered!
Crossing the moat between this world and that,
Walking on water if you have to,
Because this is your rightful place.
That is your Beloved reclining in the innermost chamber,
Waiting for you,
Offering wine from a bottle with your crest on the label.
Rest if you have to,
But don't go to sleep.
Head straight for His arms
When you have grown still on purpose,
While everything around you is asking for your chaos,
You will find the doors between every room of this interior castle
The path to your True Love unobstructed after all.
No one else controls access to this perfect place.
Give yourself your own unconditional permission to go there.
Absolve yourself of missing the mark again and again.
Believe the incredible truth that the Beloved has chosen for his
Dwelling place the core of your own being because that is the single
Most beautiful place in all of creation.
Waste no time.
Enter the center of your soul.