Creation’s curriculum…

27 07 2013

Gunpodwer Trailed

 

 

What is this pressure I feel?

I can’t do this straight-lined reasoning —

I’ve tried to live the linear life . . .

climb the ladder . . .

 

This is not Creation’s curriculum

Paradoxes, anomalies, and mysteries are all about . . .

 

Why is it we only look up to the heavens for Light?

Could it be Illumination is also underneath?

Underneath the depths of our shadows and darkness . . .

We will only know if we “ride our monsters all the way down!”*

 

I have heard it said that Light keeps shining in the dark,

and the darkness cannot over take it . . .

 

Mystery and Paradox —

Creation’s curriculum . . .

(* reference to an Annie Dillard quote from Teaching a Stone to Talk)

 

 

cavern falls _2_

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Necessary Paradoxes

13 07 2013

CADES COVE MIST 3

 

 

 

 

Necessary paradoxes…

“In order to save your life, you have to lose it” I’ve heard it said.

How can one let go of ego unless the ego is strong enough to withstand the releasing?

“I’ve come not to do away with the rules, but to bend them…remold them…complete them” I’ve heard it said…

How can guidelines be completed unless they are in place?

“The least among you is the greatest” I’ve heard it said…

How can we know balance unless we experience falling?

 

Necessary paradoxes – like trusting the beauty that exists within the mist…





Wild and Tamed – our paradox…

9 10 2012

 

 

 

 

While on a hike, I came across this fence separating the neatly trimmed grass and the free growing, untamed grass. A line from Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Summer Day”, came to mind:

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

(from New and Selected Poems, 1992)

I also noticed that the fence is bowed as if each side pushes toward and longs for the life of the other. I wonder if this is a parable of our own lives?





An Invitation

30 03 2012

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Invitation to paradox:
enticing…risky…
adventure awaits!