Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hold the brokenness near



At times, disappointment will appear as your highest teacher, breaking your heart so that an old dream may be liberated and provided safe passage into the other world. It was never going to turn out the way you thought, but it is only by way of dissolution that new forms of love may emerge. Hold the brokenness near as the womb of new birth circles around you.

Trust in the fire of your own direct experience and in the intelligence of the somatic world. You are always being guided and shown the path, though in ways the mind may never understand. Release yourself and those around you from the burden of resolving the ways of love, for love will never be resolved. It is too vast, too creative, and too alive for all that.

It is in the embodiment of this realization that you will find the rest you are longing for.


Art by Helen Klebesadel
 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. The last line recalls a poem I penned:

    REST OF LONGING

    Trust those places with no way out,
    The dark corridors of your longing.
    In fact, entrust them more

    Than you give to daylight
    Which disappears with fall of night.
    Only hidden light who waits for you

    In shadows can reveal the invisible
    Passage from darkness that leaves nothing
    Behind.

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