how wonderment grows

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We have to face the pain we have been running from.

In fact, we need to learn to rest in it and let its searing power transform us.

~Charlotte Joko Beck

no simple recollection will do….you may need a deeper silence….

inquiry for today~   what do you really long for? how uncomfortable is that question?

little reckonings

Being still and listening allows us to behold what is before us. The deepest form of bearing witness is to behold another in all their innocence. This is the key to love. To listen until the noise of the world subsides. To listen until the noise of the mind subsides. To listen until the noise of our wounds subsides. To listen until we only hear the life before us.

When young, I searched for my voice, never realizing what I searched with was my voice. Older, I wanted vision, never realizing what I looked with was vision itself. Now losing track of quests and years, I just want light, which between people is simply love. Now I realize that wanting light is a form of light, and wanting love is what makes the Earth turn to the Sun. So fundamental that we don’t even see it, so elemental that we call it physics and look for love elsewhere.

~Mark Nepo

 

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