the mysterious movement of grace

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Finisterre…The road in the end taking the path the sun had taken, into the western sea, and the moon rising behind you
as you stood where ground turned to ocean: no way
to your future now but the way your shadow could take,
walking before you across water, going where shadows go,
no way to make sense of a world that wouldn’t let you pass
except to call an end to the way you had come,
to take out each frayed letter you had brought
and light their illumined corners; and to read
them as they drifted on the late western light;
to empty your bags; to sort this and to leave that;
to promise what you needed to promise all along,
and to abandon the shoes that brought you here
right at the water’s edge, not because you had given up
but because now, you would find a different way to tread,
and because, through it all, part of you would still walk on,
no matter how, over the waves……David Whyte

deep in dark shadows where life springs up from the imagination……a return to an innate grace, an invitation to seek softly, kindly, and without remorse for a dream-laden promise….the return is always possible……

Our listening heart has the ability to acknowledge the way the world is. It knows that life is just like this. As we learn to listen in this way, we can rest in awareness itself. Mindful presence has respect and care in it. It is a spacious and sacred attention. There’s an alchemy that happens when we listen in this way that transforms the struggles and difficulties of the moment into something larger. We become aware of everything- our joys and sorrows, the relationships between ourselves and others- with a  calm mind and open heart…..Jack Kornfield

around the pit of fire

May the sound of this bell
penetrate deep into the cosmos
Even in the darkest spots
living beings are able to hear it clearly
So that all suffering in them ceases,
understanding comes to their heart
And they transcend the path
of sorrow and death.
……Thich Nhat Hanh

2 thoughts on “the mysterious movement of grace

  1. MBB,
    ‘to abandon the shoes that brought you here
    right at the water’s edge, not because you had given up
    but because now, you would find a different way to tread’
    These words are so profound…thank you, ❤

    • a little lift…..like washing off the day…..and then reconnecting with the beautiful moments of the day by cleansing in gratitude…….blessings to you….

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