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

Monday, June 5, 2017

Give in

“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”
                                                           Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Some of us
Have always tried to “make it work”

Life that is

We have been strivers
Seeking success
Seeking love
Seeking friendship
Seeking, although usually in vain, for a sense of self

We work
We struggle
We produce
We put ourselves out there
We live on the limb

And it doesn’t work

a friend of mine reminded me that the “Quakers like to say ‘way will open’. But the ones not imbued with compulsory optimistic thinking say ‘way closes, and that is way too.’"

Many times as she noted, what we seek, whether it be love, or friendship, or joy
or peace, is “not a thing to be grasped. It's a thing to let happen, to be given in to.”

for me it is counter intuitive…
and yet
it rings true

so for all of us strivers
perhaps it is time
to let it be

time to

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