For many years a tree might wage a slow and silent warfare against an encumbering wall, without making any visible progress. One day the wall would topple--not because the tree had suddenly laid hold upon some supernormal energy, but because its patient work of self-defense and self release had reached fulfillment. The long-imprisoned tree had … Continue reading Quote for Today: Lloyd Douglas
When I fully enter time’s swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here. ―Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts Image © 膀胱眼球胎 with CCLicense
This shaking keeps me steady. I should know. What falls away is always. And is near. I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I learn by going where I have to go. --Theodore Roethke, The Waking You can read the entire poem here. It's one of my favorites.