Seeds XI, 12
Sue Monk Kidd has been one of my favorite spiritual authors for many years. She started out writing for Guideposts years ago, and when her journey took her from Christian preacher’s wife into an exploration of the Divine Feminine, she was able to be true to herself and follow that singularly unchristian path.
From Dance of the Dissident Daughter, her story of that path, she branched, quite naturally, into fiction writing. Her The Secret Life of Bees was an international bestseller; it came out on film this summer. The Mermaid Chair is equally wonderful.
I don’t know where I saw this quote of hers, but it touched me deeply.
The opposite of availability is not unavailability but an overcrowded heart.
Ooh, ouch. Overcrowding is mentioned as a problem in our cities and on our world, but what about our inner worlds? When our hearts are overcrowded, we feel as though we have no time, no space, no way to breathe deeply, and all three of these things are guaranteed to make us unavailable to ourselves and to those we love.
Do you have an overcrowding problem in your heart? Take half a day, go somewhere to be by yourself, and figure out what matters to you. Then gently begin to let go those overcrowders that make you unavailable.
Not only will your secret life be better, your everyday life will as well.
Dr. Susan Corso
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