Shake Out Your Qualms

Today my yoga teacher shared this uplifting poem written by James Broughton

"Easter Exultant"
Shake out your qualms.
Shake up your dreams.
Deepen your roots.
Extend your branches.
Trust deep water
and head for the open,
even if your vision
shipwrecks you.
Quit your addiction
to sneer and complain.
Open a lookout.
Dance on a brink.
Run with your wildfire.
You are closer to glory
leaping an abyss
than upholstering a rut.
Not dawdling.
Not doubting.
Intrepid all the way
Walk toward clarity.
At every crossroad
Be prepared
to bump into wonder.
Only love prevails.
En route to disaster 
insist on canticles.
Lift your ineffable
out of the mundane.
Nothing perishes;
nothing survives;
everything transforms!


My favorite two lines are, "Shake out your qualms, shake up your dreams". There is something very magical about the way he describes the power of hope and passion. 

Enchanting words, huh?