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With the losses tnroughout blogland in hte last week or two I have been spending more time on the bike and out in nature. In reviewing my journals i came across this:
by DH Lawrence
When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego,
and when we escape
like squirrels in the cage of our personality
and get into the forest again, we shall shiver
with cold and fright.
But things will happen to us
so that we don't know ourselves.
Cool unifying life will rush in,
and passion will make our
bodies taut with power.
We shall laugh, and
institutions will curl up
like burnt paper.
One of the paradoxes of nature is the peace and grounding that can be found there and the passion which it can evoke. For me that passion has to do with living life. It is difficult to move through loss and get ones feet back on solid ground. Coming to acknowledge the cycle that is life and that we are a part of nature in ways that transcend the five senses is one of the gifts of the pPagan path I have been walking. Which led to this from my journal:
I am the wind that breathes upon the sea,
I am the wave on the ocean,
I am the murmur of leaves rustling,
I am the rays of the sun,
I am the beam of the moon and stars,
I am the power of trees growing,
I am the bud breaking into blossom,
I am the movement of the salmon swimming,
I am the courage of the wild boar fighting,
I am the speed of the stag running,
I am the strength of the ox pulling the plough,
I am the size of the mighty oak tree,
I am the thoughts of all the people
Who praise my beauty and grace.
From the ancient Welsh Black Book of Camarthan
May all those who are suffering loss find moments of peace within themselves this day, even if for only a moment. And may their passage throught this time of mourning be exactly as long as it needs to be and as sweet and gentle as it can be.
6/23/2006 11:18 am
6/29/2006 5:42 pm
so much of life is man made misery......|
I agree with you.
Nature brings me peace...no contrivances or pretentious plastic feelings..
just soothing and elating calm.I think I will sneak away and feed the ducks this weekend.... would be good to have another soul nearby. Sharing doubles the joy.