Crossing the threshold

We look with uncertainty to the year ahead. But if we wrap our lives around life-giving questions — and live our way into their answers a bit more every day — the better world we want and need is more likely to come into being. – Parker Palmer

we look with uncertainty


I’m so grateful that in 2014 On Being with Krista Tippett had the wisdom to

give Parker Palmer a forum for sharing his wisdom

with us every Wednesday.

His latest, published today, offers

Five Questions for Crossing the Threshold

into the new year.

Discover Parker’s five questions here.

Since there was no need to add to Parker’s insightful questions as we prepare for 2015, I decided that I’d simply draw your attention to his post today.

I did add a little elbow grease of my own however:

I’ve transformed the poem he highlighted–written by Anne Hillman–into a design,

as a little New Year’s gift to you all.

If you click on the picture above you will gain access to

the full-size version,

which can be printed out or used on your desktop.

I’d be grateful of course, if you also shared it using the Pinterest button on the image, or via social media with friends. Perhaps someone else needs this message today…

May you cross the threshold into 2015

imbued with grace and a sense of wonder, friends.

xo Rachel


We look with uncertainty
by Anne Hillman

We look with uncertainty
beyond the old choices for
clear-cut answers
to a softer, more permeable aliveness
which is every moment
at the brink of death;
for something new is being born in us
if we but let it.
We stand at a new doorway,
awaiting that which comes…
daring to be human creatures,
vulnerable to the beauty of existence.
Learning to love.

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