living in between

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I’m drawn to the Jewish notion of the soul, nephesh, which is not something reexistent but emergent- forming in and through physicality and relational experience. This suggests that we need our bodies to claim our souls. Our bodies tell us the truth of life that our minds can deny: that we are in any moment as much about softness as fortitude. Always in need of care and tenderness. Life is fluid, evanescent, evolving in every cell, in every breath. Never perfect. To be alive is by definition messy, always leaning towards disorder and surprise. How we open or close to the reality that we never arrive at safe enduring stasis is the matter, the raw material, of wisdom.   ~Krista Tippett

does life feel worthy of spiritual thresholds and moral transcendence? how did you arrive here?

inquiry for today~   sense your own beautiful essence within new questions today… can you be more attentive?

what love could be

Where beauty is- beauty isn’t all about just niceness, loveliness. Beauty is about more rounded substantial becoming. And when we cross a new threshold worthily, what we do is we heal the patterns of repetition that were in us that had us caught somewhere. So I think beauty in that sense is about an emerging fullness, a greater sense of grace and elegance, a deeper sense of depth, and also a kind of homecoming for the enriched memory of your unfolding life.     ~John O’Donohue

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