Tag Archives: Spirituality

Ancient myths

“How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses, who … Continue reading

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Winter syntax

“A sentence starts out like a lone traveler heading into a blizzard at midnight, tilting into the wind, one arm shielding his face, the tails of his thin coat flapping behind him. There are easier ways of making sense, the … Continue reading

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Look carefully

Hokusai Says “Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get more … Continue reading

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Spring

Spring is like a perhaps hand (which comes carefully out of nowhere) arranging a window,into which people look(while people stare arranging and changing placing carefully there a strange thing and a known thing here) and changing everything carefully ~ E. … Continue reading

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Whoever you are

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell … Continue reading

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Notice

“I know that we notice what we notice because of who we are. We create ourselves by what we chose to notice. Once this work of self-authorship has begun, we inhabit the world we have created. We self-seal. We don’t … Continue reading

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Grace

“The Wood is shining this morning. Red. Gold and green. The leaves Lie on the ground, or fall, Or hang full of light in the air still. Perfect in its rise and in its fall, it takes The place it … Continue reading

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Walk slowly

“It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection. The harsh voice of judgment drops to a whisper and I remember again that life … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Great Family

“Gratitude to Mother Earth, sailing through night and day— and to her soil: rich, rare and sweet in our minds so be it. Gratitude to Plants, the sun-facing, light-changing leaf and fine root-hairs; standing still through wind and rain; their … Continue reading

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In Blackwater Woods

“Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment, the long tapers of cattails are bursting and floating away over the blue shoulders of the ponds, and … Continue reading

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