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, February 21, 2017

Beginnings, Endings

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
                             “Closing Time”, Semisonics

There are so many things we hang on to
Our egos (of course)
Our plans
Our values, and beliefs

Social norms

Even failures and hurts
Can be precious to us
Nurtured and held close to our hearts

It is difficult to let go
Not just of things that nurture and comfort

But of things that rend and destroy
Harsh things
Hurtful things

But let go we must
For even those things that were once fresh and new
Can end up dry and tasteless

Every beginning comes from some other beginnings end
And that beginning too, we come to an end
Thesis, antithesis, new thesis (synthesis), antithesis
On and on it goes (thanks Hegel)

The failure to let go
Causes fear, and often hate
It causes us to get stuck
Become dry bones…

But the dry bones can live
When God’s new thing happens

And that is indeed the good news in all of this
Each day, each moment
Is a new beginning
I mean it!  Really!

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