wide open

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate.

Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.

Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree,

you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

~Kurt Vonnegut

can’t know what I cannot move with….

inquiry for today~ allow the deeper ways of knowing…..

when beauty knows

No one but me by the fire,

my hands burning red in the palms while

the night wind carries everything away outside.

All this petty worry while the great cloak of the sky

grows dark and intense round every living thing.

All this trying to know who we are and all this wanting to know exactly what we must do.

What is precious inside us does not care to be known by the mind

in ways that diminish its presence. What we strive for in perfection

is not what turns us to the lit angel we desire.

What disturbs and then nourishes has everything we need.

What we hate in ourselves is what we cannot know in ourselves

but what is true to the pattern does not need to be explained.

Inside everyone is a great shout of joy waiting to be born.

~David Whyte

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