Thursday, March 3, 2016

Intimacy with the contradictions



From the perspective of exhaustion and confusion, it is intelligent to seek relief from the uncertainty, and to replace the groundlessness with something more stable. Honor the call to safe passage and something to hold onto. It is an act of kindness to practice self-care, to weave a new story, and to soothe an overstimulated nervous system.

From the perspective of reorganizing love, however, groundlessness and aliveness are one. There is nothing to hold onto, nothing to ‘heal,’ and nothing to transform. Each and every form that appears does so within the open, creative, crucible of the heart, unfolding as pure sacred activity.

While the mind may spin in the attempt to resolve the mystery, these conundrums are holy and have been placed inside the temple of your very own body. Inside the palace you will not find any answers. Only the vastness of the question.

The rest you are longing for will never be found in the spinning toward resolution, but in practicing intimacy with the contradictions.

Though the activity of love is infinitely tender and holding, in its essence it is everything. It is devastating as it is the end of one world, glorious as it begins another.


Photo by Katerina Plotnikova