And then there are days where dreams seems illusory, goals seem out of reach and the news washes over you until you are rendered silent.
It is in that quiet that peace will be found. Even the warrior takes a few moments to breathe in deeply. It is in that receiving of all things unwanted that we are asked to listen, question, find the spirit that abides within no matter what.
Sometimes there is nothing to do. Sometimes there is only a heartfelt prayer. Sometimes the only answers arise from our own deep receiving of all that comes our way. This is where faith comes in.
Faith in the divine order of things, even when the earthly scenario makes no sense. This is when we are called to stand tall, like the sunflower, in the face of it all.