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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Listening and Remembering - David Whyte


“In the first hardly noticed moment
in which you wake,
coming back
to this life
from the other
more secret,
and honest world
where everything began,
there is a small opening
into the day
which closes
the moment
you begin your plans…

What you can plan
is too small
for you to live…


To be human
is to become visible
while carrying
what is hidden
as a gift to others…

To remember
the other world
in this world
is to live in your
true inheritance.


Now,
 looking through
the slanting light
of the morning window
toward the presence
of everything
that can be,
what urgency
calls you to
your
one
love?

~

All those years
forgetting
how everything
has its own voice
to make
itself
 heard.

All those years
forgetting
how easily
you can belong
to everything
by
simply
listening

And the slow
remembering
~
~
~
[that]

What is precious
inside us does not
care to be known
by the mind
in ways that diminish
its presence.

[that]

Inside everyone
is a great shout
of joy
waiting
to
be
born

So let this winter
of listening
be enough
for the
new
life”
~


David Whyte

~

Excerpts from: “What to Remember When Waking”
and
”The Winter of Listening”
by David Whyte

From: The House of Belonging




4 comments:

  1. Now,
    looking through
    the slanting light
    of the morning window
    toward the presence
    of everything
    that can be,
    what urgency
    calls you to
    your
    one
    love?

    Oooh. So beautiful.

    ReplyDelete