Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wishing to Stretch




Jaime Ridler's Wishcasting Wednesday for this week is: What do you wish to stretch?

I believe that we don't always know what all we might be. Right now each of us is huge and myriad and strange and wondrous, but we’ve been taught to be finite. We are constantly pressing our infinitely intricate and miraculous existences into a definition. And everything and everyone we meet is also more than we are willing to imagine. This can be a terrifying notion, but it can also be an exhilarating one. It can make us fearful so that we lash out at anything that might tear down the illusion of our certainty, or we can choose to be grateful that we never, ever need to be bored.

I wish to stretch my ability to exist joyfully. I wish to stretch my perception of myself and in doing so give others space to stretch their own. I wish to stretch my ability to listen to others that I may better know this crazy, mixed-up universe I call home.


17 comments:

Holly said...

Yay to living joyfully and listening! YAY! Love this wish.

As this wise Yvonne wishes for herself so I lovingly and with intention wish for her also!

Lisa K said...

Yvonne...stunning post. "We are constantly pressing our infinitely intricate and miraculous existences into a definition..." I so love that. Had to repeat it.

As the infinite you expresses and wishes, the infinite me also wishes and expresses for you.

Christine Claire Reed said...

As Yvonne wishes for herself, so I blissfully wish for her also.

Betsy Brown said...

As Yvonne wishes for herself, so do I wish for her as well.

Giulietta said...

Hi Yvonne,

Yes, we are taught to be finite. I never thought of it that way. Well said! I wish for you to stretch your finite perception of yourself into infinite!

Giulietta

soularchitect said...

Your post reminds me of a wonderful book I need to re-read by Jean Houston called "A Passion for the Possible." When you spell out IMPOSSIBLE it becomes I-AM-Possible... right? As Yvonne wishes for herself, I joyfully wish for her as well!

Stefanie said...

Oh, I LOVE the idea of stretching into joy!

As Yvonne wishes for herself, so I joyfully wish for her as well.

Miss Becky said...

you are an inspiration! As Yvonne wishes for herself, so too I wish for her. :)

Deldino said...

As Yvonne wishes for herself, so too I wish for her. May you continue to joyfully stretch!

Ellecubed said...

As Yvonne wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. May you continue to live joyfully.

Girlie-Queue said...

I was on the edge of tears as I read this last night... I know it had everything to do with the situation I was in at that moment, but your last paragraph there... that's the stuff.
As Yvonne wishes for herself, so too do I wish for Yvonne.
~Shamsi

Yvonne Rathbone said...

Girlie-Queue: I'm so glad my words could be a conduit from the universe to you. Yup, that's the stuff.

KnittingJourneyman said...

As Yvonne wishes for herself I so wish for her as well.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

As Yvonne wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Enjoy!

Beverley Baird said...

As Yvonne wishes for herself, so I wish for her also

Magaly Guerrero said...

I wish to stretch my ability to say no. I wish to stretch my writing--literally--I really have to finish my MS! There a few other things, but I don't want to stretch things out so much.

Yvonne Rathbone said...

Yup. Gotta stretch and release. Doing too much of one is never good.