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4568Fwd: (Panhala) What To Remember When Waking ~ David Whyte

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  • ErcAshfrd@aol.com
    Feb 1, 2007
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      WHAT TO REMEMBER WHEN WAKING

      In that first
      hardly noticed
      moment
      to which you wake,
      coming back
      to this life
      from the other
      more secret,
      moveable
      and frighteningly
      honest
      world
      where everything
      began,
      there is a small
      opening
      into the new day
      which closes
      the moment
      you begin
      your plans.

      What you can plan
      is too small
      for you to live.

      What you can live
      wholeheartedly
      will make plans
      enough
      for the vitality
      hidden in your sleep.

      To be human
      is to become visible
      while carrying
      what is hidden
      as a gift to others.

      To remember
      the other world
      in this world
      is to live in your
      true inheritance.

      You are not
      a troubled guest
      on this earth,
      you are not
      an accident
      amidst other accidents
      you were invited
      from another and greater
      night
      than the one
      from which
      you have just emerged.

      Now, looking through
      the slanting light
      of the morning
      window toward
      the mountain
      presence
      of everything
      that can be,
      what urgency
      calls you to your
      one love?  What shape
      waits in the seed
      of you to grow
      and spread
      its branches
      against a future sky?

      Is it waiting
      in the fertile sea?
      In the trees
      beyond the house?
      In the life
      you can imagine
      for yourself?
      In the open
      and lovely
      white page
      on the waiting desk?

      ~ David Whyte ~
       
      (The House of Belonging)
       
       
       
       



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