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

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The yes behind the no

During a walking meditation I penned the following:

Step by step I move
or do I simply trod the same ground,
over and over
 making the same mistakes
seeking the same solutions 
and joys
step by step
creating patterns in the soil
ruts of my own thinking
that I must follow
by what it feels like I must follow
to step forth
knowing that my next step
would move me
down a new path
a new way
not looking behind, but forward
to the place, 
to the people,
to the purpose
to which the sacred is drawing me
so this homeless
curious soul
can rest

Not looking at what lies behind, I press forward!  Paul, Philippians 3

I am working on it!
Changing patterns
Making the changes we know we need to make
but which are outside our "box" is never easy

here is a phrase I am learning to respect

"What are the "yeses" behind your "no"?
Blessings, Stephen

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