walking a fine line

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As to me,
I know of nothing else
but miracles.
…..Walt Whitman

when we consider possibilities as gifts beyond our own unopened and unexplored knowing, we naturally surrender pride and create space for compassion and meaning and wonder…..being uncomfortable in this process is part of the surrender….it’s ok to honor gifts…

Learning to Walk

…walked straight forward
then, out of the gate,
through the wood,
along the river,
toward the mountain
and thought of the future
I could make in the world
if I walked toward it
like this,
with my face toward the hills
and my eyes full of light
and the earth sure
and solid beneath me,
walking on
with a fierce anticipation,
and a faithful expectation,
with the sun and the rain
and the wind on my skin
and the old sense…
of many paths
breaking from one path.

So learning to walk
in morning light
like this again,
we’ll take that first step
toward mortality,
giving our selves away
today by walking
out of the garden,
through the woods,
along the river,
toward the mountain,
its simple,
that’s what we’ll do,
practicing as we go,
we’ll be glimpsed,
traveling westward,
no longer familiar,
a following wave,
greeted, as we were at our birth,
as probable
and slightly dangerous strangers,
some wild risk
about to break again
on the world.

….David Whyte

unearthing miracles

Invisible threads are the strongest ties.
…Friedrich Nietzsche

2 thoughts on “walking a fine line

  1. We all get lost once in a while, sometimes by choice, sometimes due to things beyond our control. The path presents itself, as the soul expands. Sometimes we see the way out but wander anyway; the fear, the anger or the sadness preventing us returning. At times, it may be easier to stay lost. Sometimes we find our own way out. But regardless, always, we are found.

    • I am convinced it’s this ‘thread’ that Nietzsche speaks of as the way we grow our faith….wandering is part of the process……we remain tethered whether we know it are not…..beauty on your journey Bobbie….

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