beauty in heartbreak

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Beauty is the means by which

the gods touch the senses,

reach the heart and

attract us into life.
…..James Hillman

we gradually integrate this life and all of its amazing and tender complexities…….may we also fall luxuriously into the mystery with our deepest authenticity…….

Above the mountains
the geese turn into
the light again,

painting their
black silhouettes
on an open sky.

Sometimes everything
has to be
enscribed across
the heavens

so you can find
the one line
already written
inside you.

Sometimes it takes
a great sky
to find that

first, bright
and indescribable
wedge of freedom
in your own heart.

Sometimes with
the bones of the black
sticks left when the fire
has gone out

someone has written
something new
in the ashes
of your life.

You are not leaving.
Even as the light
fades quickly now,
you are arriving.

….David Whyte

raw intimacy with life

Author Gilles Farcet says we tend to think of enlightenment as a state of all-knowing, but perhaps it is a condition of all-unknowing. Rather than placing all of our attention on trying to know everything, which is often a defense against the frightening vulnerability of our human condition, let us strive to not know and let the barriers erected by our spiritual arrogance and superiority be worn down until we become permeable to the wisdom of life itself…….Mariana Caplan

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