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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...I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive...I want to know if you have touched the center 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 disappoint another to be true to yourself.
    Oriah Mountain Dreamer The Invitation
    No me importa tu profesion. Me importa lo que deseas, y si tenes el coraje de soniar en encontrar los deseos de tu corazon... Quiero saber si te arriesgarias a parecer un idiota por el amor, por tu suenios, por la aventura de estar viva...Quiero saber si has tocado el centro de tu propia tristeza, si las traiciones de la vida te han abierto, o si te han marchitado y cerrado por miedo de sufrir mas. Quiero saber si te podes sentar con tu dolor, o el mio, sin moverte para esconderlo, o apagarlo, o arreglarlo... quiero saber si sos capaz de desilusionar a otra para ser fiel con vos misma
    Oriah Mountain Dreamer. The Invitation. Traducido por Liliana Nealon

    I've been trying to make a difficult decision. It has to do with mommy. In doing so, I am going through a process of elimination. Am I making this decision because I think I "should"? because of what others may say if I do or I don't? Because I am trying to take control? Because of what's best for mommy, without regards to me? Am I doing it to make myself feel better? Because it is the Christian thing to do? Because even as mom fades, I am aching to be loved?

    Reading the last line of the above quote: "can you disappoint another to be true to yourself?", I realize that when this decision is reached, it will be one that will honor Lili, at the risk of disappointing others.

    Estoy a punto de hacer una decision muy dificil. Se trata de mi mama. Para llegar a esto, estoy pasando por un proceso de eliminacion. Hare esta decision porque pienso que es mi deber? porque tengo miedo de lo que digan los otros? Porque estoy tratando de tomar el control de las cosas? Por el bien mami, sin tomarme a mi misma en cuenta? Por hacerme sentir mejor, a mi? Porque es lo que me corresponde como cristiana? Porque a pesar de que mami se esta apagando, todavia quiero que me quiera mas a mi?

    Leyendo la ultima nota del parrafo de Oriah: "sos capaz de desilusionar a otra para ser fiel a vos misma?" me doy cuenta que cuando decida, sera una decision honrando a Lili, arriesgando la desilusion de los otros
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