By David Woodard,Lorraine Woodard
By Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi
By N. Thomas Johnson-Medland
It can also be actual that males have spit whales and nice fish up onto shore because the starting of time. This has additionally been happening for eternally; possibly, even longer than eternally. Which of those occurred first, i will not say. Who understands; who can say?
Regardless, earlier than being spit up on land either males and fish sat idly by means of contained in the bellies in their captors, ruminating on their fate—wondering what all of it meant—what all of it capacity. males and fish and every little thing alive ask yourself approximately existence, and the way they healthy into it and it into them; up to they can ask yourself. a few males i've got met appear to ask yourself under a few fish i've got met. Who understands; who can say?
Our lives are approximately thinking about: pondering approximately our lives. every residing factor yearns towards development. This longing is not anything yet an everlasting seek, an everlasting puzzling over approximately every thing that's. sooner or later we lose the start into the tip; and what got here first is dissolved into the continued procedure. Fish then guy, or guy then fish, not anyone can say which got here first. All we all know is that we're held captive, we ruminate, after which we're spit out right into a rebirth.
Our mythic trips as males are like this. occasionally you can't inform which got here first, the concept you're a guy and for you to do a definite factor as a result of that; or the doing of a undeniable factor after which later knowing or figuring out that you just did it since you are a guy. Which got here first the fish or the guy? you can't ensure and if you imagine you might have develop into definite, issues shift.
"Men are rediscovering poetry if it speaks to their sincere event, individuals are rediscovering poetry whilst it really is available and evocative. good, right here it is—for your discovery and enlightenment!"
—Richard Rohr, OFM, writer of From Wild guy to clever guy and Adam's Return
Tom Johnson-Medland is the foodstuff prone supervisor for Pocono Plateau Camp and Retreat heart in Cresco, Pennsylvania. he's the writer of Bridges, Paths, and Waters; dust, Sky, and Mountains, Cairn-Space, coming into the movement, and alongside the Road—Tales of the adventure (all from source Publications).
By Marvis Pharr
Her most up-to-date ebook, “Silence Has a Voice,’’ is a compilation of poems infused with passions, hopes, goals and lifestyles studies and expresses quite a lot of feelings from setbacks to victories. “If you pay attention rigorously, she invitations, there's a voice in silence: it bargains recognize; it bargains desire; it deals readability. some of the poems chosen have been to honor misplaced family. usually, in the course of such tricky occasions, silence is a welcoming presence.”
Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen states it most sensible: “Perhaps an important factor we deliver to a different individual is the silence in us; no longer this kind of silence that's jam-packed with unstated feedback or not easy withdrawal; this kind of silence that could be a position of safe haven, of relaxation, of reputation of somebody as they're; we're all hungry for this different silence; it's demanding to discover. In its presence we will take into account whatever past the instant, a power on which to construct a lifestyles. Silence is a spot of significant strength and healing.”
By Basil Hall Jr.
By Robert Montgomerie
By Maria Kvilhaug
By Kevin Sheetz
By Kenneth Harrison
By Mary J. Phillips