Caravan Conversations
Caravan Conversations

Season 1, Episode 3 · 8 months ago

What do you truly love?

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In today's episode Carissa and James share their reflections on an excerpt from The Caravan of Remembering, where David experiences the collective movement of Caravan, as inviting him into deep reflection. This movement also seems to trigger in him an experience of his own longing.

Welcome to the caravan of remembering. A year of living dangerously is a yearlong offering based on the book the caravan of remembering that provides a sort of kindling for your body, mind, heart and soul to light up your exploration of your life's mission. Welcome to week three of caravan conversations. Hi James, Hi Carissa, nice to be here again. Nice view with you. Shall I begin with our quote from the caravan of remembering. To you help fame our conversation, please do. In the following exert from the caravan of remembering, David Responds to a question from Verity, one of the guides in Caravan. A few paragraphs earlier, verity says to David the question is, what do you truly love? Expedition Journal. Since verity asked me to be aware of what I love, it was a cleansing rain to my heart to realize...

...our remember that I do you in fact love. I love beauty whenever I find it. I love the visual and Performing Arts, or at least most of them. I loved learning as I was growing up and still do. I love discovering, creating and making connections. I'm happy to learn. I love the horizontal world after all, and it's people. Most of the time. I love things made with craft, with loving care and a sense of sool. What does this mean to me? Now with this one here I come back to our our week one conversation around everything my heart is called to, and my heart is called to many, many different things. I love my family, my children, I love being outside and you know, I love gardening, I love paddling. My heart is called to many, many different things. And what is it about those things that, if I go...

...back to the conversation with life, you know, in around my life mission, my heart is calling me. I love things. And if I take, for example, paddling or Kayaking, why do I love that? When I'm on the water, it's very similar to what David described in Caravan, when your thoughts go out to the end of the horizon where there's where the sky meets the desert and they don't return. I've had very similar experiences to that when I'm paddling. There is a presence, a present moment awareness that that I experience when I'm paddling, and this is something that I want to share with other people. My heart is called to this, this sense of presence, this sense of spaciousness, this sense of of dropping into like dropping out of my my thoughts, dropping into my heart and expanding out to the...

...horizon and from there to experience the kayaking, experience the paddling, experience the sounds and experience the movement in the flow of the water. That's something my heart is called to and I find a longing to return to that and I'm also called to share that with others as part of part of the conversation I'm having with life is to share that and I would look at that as an aspect or a facet of my life mission is to share that sense of presence, that stillness that I experience, and this is something that came out through the scale work, like through this question. You take the question deeper and you take it underneath that, you look at undneath that part of it and it comes out to oh. So that's what I'm called to do. I'm...

...called to share in this way. So being present is important to me and it's also important to share that with others, because it's in that place where we can actually listen and here, when I'm in that, when I'm present in that way, I am in conversation with life. Yeah, it's important. Thanks, James. I love hearing about you on the water her and I felt like I was there with you for a little while, feeling the wind and the air and that quality of presence and then hearing about how that is is more than just the moment of Kayaking, but that there's now the question of so what is that bring you to now? What is what is this mean to you now? Is this quote says at the end, and I think that's a really important phrase at the end, that it's not just about what we love, but it's so what does this mean to us as...

...a child? One of the ones that's really lighting up for me right now in my life is my love for poetry and how I used to write poems to move things in my life. It was a way for me to express myself and I would write poems for people to try to heal them. For my parents. I would see things and I would write them poems and and I've always whether it's kind of ebbed and flowed in my life, but it's lighting up for me now in my life and I love listening to poets and and allowing the words to come through and be in a transformative space around them, and I'm starting to be in community with others who like writing poetry and I'm seeing how this is more than just something that I love. There's something that wants to come through me, through poetry, into the world, and...

I don't know exactly what that means yet, and you know, it could very well be that I write poetry just for myself and it's helping me become who I am. There's something Daniel talks about around our inner life missions and our outer not everything needs to be completely expressed outwardly. However, I sense that this is an outer life mission around giving expression to what's in my heart to share with others, and there's going to be a deeper change that happens in me as I do that in the world, that what I do also changes who I am and who I am changes what I do, and they're in a conversation with why I'm here. Everything that's your heart is called to. Thanks Charissa, thanks James. Thank you for listening to this episode of a year of living dangerously. If you're new to the PODCAST, please head...

...over to our website, caravan of Rememberingcom, where you can subscribe to this podcast learn more about the caravan, remembering or check out our offerings. If you think of someone who'd benefit from this podcast, please do share it with them. Thank you again for listening by for now.

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