Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Be Calm

You have traveled too fast over false ground;
Now your soul has come to take you back.

Take refuge in your senses, open up
To all the small miracles you rushed through.

Become inclined to watch the way of rain
When it falls slow and free.

Imitate the habit of twilight,
Taking time to open the well of color
That fostered the brightness of day.

Draw alongside the silence of stone
Until its calmness can claim you.”
                                            John O'Donohue

I have been taught
My whole life
That my worth is dependent upon what I do

And so I have worked
To produce
To accomplish

To do the right thing

That I might be valued
Perhaps, even, loved
Can’t say that it worked….

But now I am older
And after years of being
A human doing
It is time

To be a human being
To slow down

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