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The Growing Capacity to Stand Tall and Stand Still ~ The Twelve Holy Nights 2010-2011

9th Holy Night of 2010-2011
with Lynn Jericho
The Growing Capacity to Stand Tall and Stand Still


Tall


I have always wanted to be tall… oh to have long legs and not have to try and stretch my five foot three and a quarter inches to five foot four… to be able to look most people in the eye…

When in Oaxaca, Mexico… I have actually had the literal experience of being taller than almost everyone around me. I loved it. I could stand at the back of a crowd and have no problem at all seeing the parade, heads beyond me… Dear friends there, come to my shoulder. I love having the experience of bending down to hug them. Unless you are below five foot four… you just cannot know what an incredible feeling this is, this being tall …

In feeling tall, there is a sense of power, an ability to see beyond what most can see… vistas are within reach… I feel sure of myself, and know I can take care of myself. In the stillness of this recognition, I feel as if I am the mountain. I am the vista. I am the attainable goal. And it all starts right here, in my being tall in my being, in my soul, in this moment of recognition that extends beyond my physical reality…