into the heart of the wild

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When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone,
no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.

There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your home
tonight.

The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.

You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn

anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

~David Whyte

dreamy. mythic. volatile. knowing. breathless. forgiving.

It is a fault to wish to be understood before we have made ourselves clear to ourselves. To desire friendship is a great fault. Friendship should be a gratuitous joy like those afforded by art or life. We must refuse it so that we may be worthy to receive it; it is of the order of grace. It is one of those things which are added unto us. Every dream of friendship deserves to be shattered. Friendship is not to be sought, not to be dreamed, not to be desired; it is to be exercised (it is a virtue). Friendship cannot be separated from reality any more than the beautiful. It is a miracle, like the beautiful. And the miracle consists simply in the fact that it exists. Keep your solitude. When you are given true affection there will be no opposition between interior solitude and friendship, quite the reverse. The joy of meeting and the sorrow of separation- we should welcome these gifts- with our whole soul, and experience to the full, and with the same gratitude, all the sweetness or bitterness as the case may be. Meeting and separation are two forms of friendship that contain the same good, in the one case through pleasure and in the other through sorrow.  Soon there will be distance between us. Let us love this distance which is wholly woven of friendship, for those who do not love each other are not separated. ~Simone Weil

hot & cold & other dualities

Maa, Vast Darkness
Holding it all
Melting into you
Floating in your silence

Weightlessly
Savoring freedom
Innocence dripping

Out of nothingness
Pure potentiality

Fertile soil for
All that arises into form

I breathe you
Vast Darkness
Holding it all
Behind the scenes of life

~Uli Feichtinger

 

 

 

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