to widen our view of what is true

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So often we run from feeling and yet it is only through feeling that we can know the depth of life. Only through feeling can we hold the smallest shell or bone and feel the tug of the Universe. Such raw being aches, for, as the Buddhists say, the bareness of being here is so full. I wake with this rawness and watching you sleep, I’m stopped before I start. Before I dress, I lose why I’m going anywhere. Yet wherever the day takes me- pausing to hold the groceries with the old man who packs them or seeing the neighbor’s child at the kitchen table doing homework as I walk our dog or pulling over to watch the small horse breathe his cloud over the fence- everywhere this bareness illumines. With no way to that bareness but through feeling and the listening that feeling opens. Some say I get lost in this feeling, this listening. But only if I think I know where I’m going, only if I think I know what I’m listening for. Through this bareness of being, we refresh our openness and enliven our innate connection to the one living sense. Through our unblocked, sincere response to life, we can tune our inner person with the great mysteries…….Mark Nepo

it goes against the cultural norm to witness this life as a beginner….to not be so tied to our convictions, but instead, to be open and vulnerable…….it takes such courage to invite in the wind……

It is the attainment of harmony that is called heaven, and the lack of it that is termed hell. The harmony of life can be learned in the same way as the harmony of music. As with everything else in a person’s life, there comes a change in voice with every step forward in spiritual evolution. And so every experience in life is an initiation. Any pain or suffering is a preparation, and just as one must first tune a violin to play it, so the heart must be tuned in order to express wisdom…..Hazrat Inayat Khan

clear & integral virtue

you are eternity
and you are the mirror.
…..Khalil Gibran

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