Poziv / The Invitation – Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Mene ne zanima kako zaradjujes za zivot.
Ja zelim da znam za cim zudis i da li se usudjujes da sanjas
o tome
da ispunis ceznju svoga srca.
Mene ne zanima koliko godina imas.
Ja zelim da znam da li ces rizikovati da ispadnes budala zbog
ljubavi, zbog snova,
zbog avanture koja se zove biti ziv .
Mene ne zanima koje planete uticu tvoj Mesec.
Ja zelim da znam da li si dodirnuo srediste spostvene tuge, da li
su te zivotna razocarenja otvorila ili si se skvrcio
i zatvorio
iz straha od daljeg bola! Zelim da znam mozes li sedeti sa bolom,
sa bolim mojim ili svojim,
ne meskoljeci se da ga prikrijes ili umanjis ili izbrises.
Zelim da znam mozes li drugovati sa radoscu, sa radoscu
mojom ili svojom ;
Mozes li se prepustiti divljem plesu i
dopustiti da te zanos preplavi do samih vrhova prstiju i ne
upozoravati nas da budemo pazljivi, da budemo realisticni,
niti da se setimo svih ljudskih ogranicenja.
Mene ne zanima da li je prica koju mi kazujes iskrena.
Ja zelim da znam mozes li razocarati druge da bi bio iskren
prema samom sebi ;
mozes li podneti optuzbu izdaje i ne izdati spostvenu dusu.
Ja zelim da znam mozes li biti veran te stoga dostojan poverenja.
Zelim da znam mozes li videti lepotu cak i ako nije
lepa svaki dan.
Zelim da znam mozes li ziveti sa promasajem, sa promasajem
svojim i mojim, i jos uvek stajati na rubu jezera i srebrnastoj
mesecini uzvikivati “To”!
Mene ne zanima gde zivis ili koliko para imas.
Ja zelim da znam mozes li se dici posle noci bola i ocaja,
Iscrpljen, satrt do srzi, i uraditi ono sto se mora uraditi za decu.
Mene ne zanima ko si ti ni kako si se obreo ovde.
Ja zelim da znam hoces li stati u srediste ognja zajedno samnom
i ne ustuknuti.
Mene ne zanima gde si ili sta si ili sa kim studirao.
Ja zelim da znam sta je to sto te drzi iznutra,
u trenucima kada se sve ostalo rusi.
Ja zelim da znam mozes li biti sam sa sobom; i da li zaista
volis drustvo u kome se nadjes u trenucima praznine.

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It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, ‘Yes.’
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.

I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

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