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Am I enough?

Am I enough?

The response from the greater Love — is “Yes!”  When we trust that whispered “Yes!” enough, we can dare to leave the threshold of conflict and set out for the Unknown. This begins the spiritual journey.

– Anne Hillman, Awakening the Energies of Love, p. 170

The garden

For the Garden is the only place there is,

but you will not find it

until you have looked for it everywhere and

found nowhere that is not a desert.

– W. H. Auden, “For the Time Being”, in The Collected Poetry of W. H. Auden, p. 412

Pilgrim, pilgrim, pilgrim

There is no way, there is no way, there is no way

You make the way, you make the way, you make the way

By walking, walking, walking

– Ancient Peruvian saying

Immensity

The weight of You! Your density,

the room, my heart, the universe

– filled –

and I, for the first time,

perceive

Immensity.

– Anne Hillman, Awakening the Energies of Love, p. 220

Connecting

I watch

I listen

I feel

the movement of the wind and water

the colors of the earth

the animals

the birds

the people

our connection to each other

– Robin Begbie, poet and clay artist, “Connecting”, unpublished. See http://www.redfoxart.com

 

Love is born of grief.

Not the love we seek as consolation

but a Love that embraces all things –

that does not judge them right or wrong;

a Love that is not locked into a morality

which provides certainty

in an uncertain existence.

Love has to do with a quality of compassion

and a lightness of being

that comes of letting slip from one’s shoulders

all the expectations and all the protest –

first the heavy armor,

then the sturdy cloaks,

and finally,

the last soft silks –

garments that have been, for us,

a “No!” to what life has offered.

– Anne Hillman, Awakening the Energies of Love, p. 328

Know yourself

When you know yourselves, you will be known.

Then you shall know you are sons and

daughters of the Living One…

– The Gospel According to Thomas, 17

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