how to cherish everything

We have this way of talking, and we have another.

Apart from what we wish and what we fear may happen,

we are alive with other life, as clear stones

take form in the mountain.

~Rumi

when I see beauty, I cannot deny my own suffering anymore

inquiry for today~ what inspires your ways of being today?

and now, how to transform

Learning to walk

like this again,

we’ll take that first step

in the morning light

toward mortality,

walking

out of the garden,

through the woods,

along the river,

over the bridge

toward the mountain.

It’s simple,

that’s what we’ll do,

practicing as we go

and

we’ll be glimpsed, 

traveling westward, 

no longer familiar,

an arriving

silhouette,

greeted, as we were 

at our birth,

as probable 

and slightly 

dangerous strangers,

always

someone, 

coming into view,

always

an outlander

come from 

so far away,

that surprising 

and arriving 

anticipation

in our smile,

knowing

we are 

and always

have been,

under our disguise,

some suddenly

appearing wave,

some wild risk

about to break 

again

on an unbelieving

world.

~David Whyte

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