I have been a seeker and I still am,
but I stopped asking the books and the stars.
I started listening to the teaching of my soul.
we are anonymous……truly inexplicable and ethereal……..may we plunge into our depths……
Gaston Bachelard believes that we first learn intimacy from enclosed spaces and that this learned intimacy serves to devleop our imaginative powers. “The gentle warmth of enclosed regions is the first indication of intimacy.” He links intimacy with immensity. Solitude is a part of the encounter with immensity because “immensity is within ourselves. It is attached to a sort of expansion of being that life curbs and caution arrests, but which starts again when we are alone. As soon as we become motionless, we are elsewhere; we are dreaming in a world that is immense.” This call to solitude might be construed as a call to meditation, which takes us into solitude. So central is grandeur to our souls for Bachelard that he says that “immensity becomes conscious of itself, through man.” A human is a “vast being” wherein the word vast evokes calm, peace, and serenity. We were made for vastness. This is like Thomas Aquinas saying every human soul is “capax universi,” capable of the universe. We are restless without the universe as part of our souls. Bachelard speaks of a “dual universe of the cosmos and the depths of the human spirit.” ~Matthew Fox
Let no one keep you from your journey.
Let nothing dissuade you
from seeing what you see
or feeling the winds that make you
want to dance alone
or go where no one has yet to go.
You are the only explorer.
Your heart, the unreadable compass.
Your soul, the shore of a promise
too great to be ignored.