layers of great care

We all have different selves: There is a public self, a private self, and a core self. We all know the public self – it’s how we put our best foot forward, smiling and behaving. But the private self is a more fundamental self, and that is where we find our frailties, our fears. It’s like a clearinghouse where our demons are safe. Then there’s the core self, which is our pure instinct. That’s where all our goodness and capacity for kindness lives. You can feel it sometimes. When people say, “I feel it in my stomach,” that’s the core self. Our best comes from there, and we know how courageous and honorable we are. The core self is who we are.

~Sidney Poitier

there is nothing worth the great loss of hope…

inquiry for today~ when you forget…..pause…..

for the love of this

We cannot live in a world that is not our own,

in a world that is interpreted for us by others.

An interpreted world is not a home.

Part of the terror is to take back our own

listening, to use our own voice,

to see our own light.

~Hildegard de Bingen

2 thoughts on “layers of great care

  1. The first line of this passage, often left out of quotes, define the rest … (also one of my favorites of his movies)
“Why take ye thought for raiment [clothing]? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

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