"Every trouble wants to draw the best of you into this world."
If this is true, then perhaps the deeper the trouble or the more de-stabilizing the life experience, the greater is the urge to bring your best to the surface. Some “troubles” are of such a size that they take all we have within us just to know and feel all that is in our present moment.
One way to begin to open to this challenge is to listen more deeply. . . . to listen to your questions, to listen to the voice of nature that grounds us with its consistency, to listen to our cherished memories for all that they bring to the surface.
Nepo says that we listen in 3 different ways. We listen with our minds to absorb information so we can better understand . . . we listen with our hearts to hear the feelings that are embedded in our words . . . and we listen with our whole beings, with our very spirits, to hear the harmony that exists beneath everything else.. . . the Oneness, The Truth.
Listening this deeply takes patience, intentionality, practice and vulnerability. It is the work of the soul generated by the very best of who we are.