Finale Update

Hello friends,

I’ll be recording our finale this Tuesday. Sorry for the continued delay, but we’ll meet for certain this Tuesday.

Thanks for your understanding.  For today, I offer this excerpt from the poet John O’Donohue’s  book, “Beauty: The Invisible Embrace”.

The book is worth your time and imaginative exploration, but it reveals itself best through slow and deliberate contemplation, as this snippet suggests:

“When you take the time to draw on your listening-imagination, you will begin to hear this gentle voice at the heart of your life. It is deeper and surer than all the other voices of disappointment, unease, self-criticism and bleakness. All holiness is about learning to hear the voice of your own soul. It is always there and the more deeply you learn to listen, the greater surprises and discoveries that will unfold. To enter into the gentleness of your own soul changes the tone and quality of your life. Your life is no longer consumed by hunger for the next event, experience or achievement. You learn to come down from the treadmill and walk on the earth. You gain a new respect for yourself and others and you learn to see how wonderfully precious this one life is. You begin to see through the enchanting veils of illusion that you had taken for reality. You no longer squander yourself on things and situations that deplete your essence. You know now that your true source is not outside you. Your soul is your true source and a new energy and passion awakens in you.”

And here is a flower from my borage plant, because it’s so pretty that it’s worth a minute to pause.

Borage Flower. 2020 © Julia Haris

 

peace — jh

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