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Monday, December 12, 2011

Twilight Moon...

Stand still.
The trees ahead and bushes beside you
are not lost.
Wherever you are is called Here…

…The forest breathes.
It answers…

I have made this place around you.
If you leave it,
you may come back again,
saying Here…

Stand still.
The forest knows where you are.
You must let it find you…

David Wagoner
Excerpt From: “Lost”
To read the complete poem click here

I walk the maze of moments,
and everywhere I turn to
begins a new beginning
and never finds a finish.

I walk to the horizon,
and there I find another.
It all seems so surprising,
and then I find I know –

Anywhere Is…

Lyrics from: Anywhere Is

Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone…

…To feel abandoned is to deny the intimacy
of your surroundings.

Surely…you have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence…crowding out your solo voice…

Put down the weight of your aloneness…
The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink,
the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness
and seen the good in you at last.
All birds and creatures of the world
are unutterably themselves.

Everything is waiting for you…

David Whyte
Excerpt From: Everything Is Waiting For You…
To read the complete poem click here

“At some point there has to be a direct apprehension.
It’s about a visceral taste of this living event…

This is what “being in the Now” is all about.
When the focus on thought stories subsides,
the living happening reveals itself.
There’s just a happening happening -
shifting modulations of a great event.

Clear seeing…..simply reveals what is always
already the case.
It soon dawns that whatever is occurring
in whatever state
is nothing other than a modulation of Life’s creative play.”

Radical Tao


  1. you are developing quite a knack for taking these stellar photos and then paring them with inspiring poetry. You have become our spiritual sommelier! Pour us another! This one is so lovely on the palette.

    I don't own any David Whyte but you remind me that I would like to.

  2. ZDS ~ "a spiritual sommelier" - hmmm... I had to look that one up! You make me laugh!

    Someday I'll have a big girl camera and pour even sweeter wine. :)

    Thank you for the lovely compliment. I'll drink it in...

  3. "Put down the weight of your aloneness..." -- there will be a 'grande' Celebration.

  4. Thank you for this sublime post - the images and the words are beautiful beyond expression.

  5. Leslie ~ Yes, me too :) The "aloneness" of the heart....

  6. Cate ~ Thank you for your lovely comment! Someday maybe I'll be able to take photos as beautiful as yours!

  7. fabulous photots. I think maybe it was on Zen Dot's blog that I first heard of David wagoner. Lovely quotes.

  8. Thank you Suki :) I loved the pics of Bibbitty - the contemplative cat - today!

  9. Very happy to stand still with you a moment here, Christine. BEAUTIFUL quotes and images today. I love the poetry of David Whyte, his volume Everything Is Waiting For You is a fave on my bookshelf. My husband & I are heading to the States for two weeks Christmas fun with family & friends… See you in the New Year… Looking forward to sharing a new creative and spirit-filled year along with you. :o) Happy Holidays & Peace ((HUGS))

  10. Thank you Dear Tracy! I need to get his book actually. I took the excerpt from his poem from his website...

    Have a wonderful Holiday! Will look forward to hearing about your adventures when you get back :) as well as continued creative endeavors of love and light!

    May your Holidays be Joyous and Hug-filled :)

    Peace and Joy - C

  11. Wise and good words to contemplate, especially when wishing the moment were not being quite so difficult...surely the next minute's event will change things again...a new moment, a new reality!

  12. Thank you Uma! I know, this time of year is a mix of light and dark for me as well; feeling the weight of the world as it appears; yet realizing the ebb and flow of life; getting a glimpse of what is behind it all - love; trusting there is always a "hand" in the dark; trying to keep the heart open to what is.

    Wishing you love and light...

  13. C'MONNNN Christine...You only get two days between posts...although This...THIS...is one of your all time absolute BEST. Thanks for letting me savor it daily.

  14. Leslie you make me laugh - and my Heart smile!!! Another post incubating, probably not posted until tomorrow night or Sunday :) Such pressure! :) Love you!


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