at the moment of knowing

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Loneliness is not a concept, it is the body constellating, attempting to become proximate and even join with other bodies, through physical touch, through conversation; through the mediation of the intellect and the imagination.

Loneliness is the place from which we pay real attention to voices other than our own; being alone allows us to find the healing power in the other. The shortest line in the briefest e-mail can heal, embolden, welcome home and enliven the most isolated identity. Human beings are made to belong.

Loneliness is the single malt taste of the very essentiality that makes conscious belonging possible. The doorway is closer than we think. I feel alone; therefore I belong.    ~David Whyte

your own loneliness is like a deep echo in the still mountain…….movement only seen after being steady and rooted for a long while….

inquiry for today~   find you ultimate fulfillment through a subtle art today…….slow and graceful and embodied……

the art of dharma

The world — whatever we might think when terrified by its vastness and our own impotence, or embittered by its indifference to individual suffering, of people, animals, and perhaps even plants, for why are we so sure that plants feel no pain; whatever we might think of its expanses pierced by the rays of stars surrounded by planets we’ve just begun to discover, planets already dead? still dead? we just don’t know; whatever we might think of this measureless theater to which we’ve got reserved tickets, but tickets whose lifespan is laughably short, bounded as it is by two arbitrary dates; whatever else we might think of this world — it is astonishing.

~Wisława Szymborska

2 thoughts on “at the moment of knowing

  1. As always with your posts….synchronicity. David Whyte expresses perfectly the thrill of connection with people all around the world this morning as they responded to a post of laughter in the loneliness of my recuperation and birthday memories of my “baby” brother. What a delight to connect across so many differences and borders about the things so close to “home.” Thanks again for all you share.

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