HOW COULD IT BE OTHERWISE?
DOES THE SEEING PHYSICAL EYE SEE ITSELF?
ONLY WITH A MIRROR
IT’S ALL A MIRROR THE SEER SEES
*GOD I AM: From Tragic to Magic – Peter Erbe
There is a quiet light that shines in every heart.
It draws no attention to itself
though it is always secretly there.
It is what illuminates
our minds to see beauty,
our desire to seek possibility
and our hearts to love life.
Without this subtle quickening
our days would be empty and wearisome,
and no horizon would ever awaken our longing.
from somewhere in us
that is wedded to the energy and excitement of life.
This shy inner light is what enables us
to recognize and receive our very presence here
who all at once become heirs to a harvest
of memory, spirit, and dream that has long preceded us
and will now enfold, nourish, and sustain us.
is what makes us human and vulnerable.
There is nothing more sinister
than someone whose mind
seems to be an absolute circle;
there is a helpless coldness
and a deadly certainty
about such a presence.
― John O'Donohue,
Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong
it is a place where the echoes always return,
even if sometimes slowly.
― John O'Donohue
Below: Sand Dunes Path January 26, 2020
and seemingly perpetual impulse
in the service of
finding a moment of meaningful connection,
there is a deep longing,
usually unconscious or ignored,
to belong, to be part of a larger whole,
to not be anonymous,
to be seen and known.
especially on an emotional plane,
is how we are reminded that we have
a place in this world,
how we know in our hearts
that we actually do belong
and make a difference.
meaningful connection with others.
We hunger to be perceived by others,
to be both noticed and valued for
who we actually are,
and not merely for what we do.
And mostly we are not
and there is more to pay attention to.
Things come at us fast and furious,
And almost all of it is man-made,
it has thought behind it,
and more often than not,
an appeal to either our greed or our fears.
continually stimulate and foster
desire and agitation
rather than contentedness and calmness.
if we are not careful,
they rob us of time,
of our moments.
not your opinion.