Sunday, November 17, 2013

AWAKENING AND SURRENDER


We all accept a narrative/or narratives that shape our thinking. And then it is our thinking that shapes how we live and act in this world. Too often these narratives cause us and others unnecessary pain and cause great damage.

 And then there exists those narratives that inspire us and shape a kind of thinking within us that leads us to a way of being in this place that can heal instead of harm....can set free instead of enslave and control and force...can assist us and others in seeing with more clarity instead of doubly blinding us.

 The act of awakening and surrender is everything.

 "We live between the act of awakening and the act of surrender. Each morning we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time; each night we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more. At birth we were awakened and emerged to become visible in the world. At death we will surrender again to the dark to become invisible. Awakening and surrender: they frame each day and each life; between them the journey where anything can happen, the beauty and the frailty. When the Celtic Imagination searched for the structures of shelter and meaning, it raised its eyes to the mountains and heavens and put its trust in the faithful patterns of the sun, stars, moon and seasons. Long before them the Greeks too had raised their eye beyond the horizon and recognized the heavenly patterns of the cosmos. There they glimpsed a vision of order which was to become the heart of their understanding of beauty. All the frailty and uncertainty was seen to be ultimately sheltered by the eternal beauty which presides over all the journeys between awakening and surrender, the visible and invisible, the light and the darkness."  ~ BEAUTY...The Invisible Embrace

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