Let’s try this again…

While I have had this domain for a few years and tinkered with its look a bit, I have never been faithful to posting.  So, my hope it to “reinvigorate” the site – either with my own reflections – or to share a poem, a reading, or insight from someone else’s wisdom.  I hope you will join me on this pilgrimage, wherever the journey leads.

Today, it’s probably good to start with some poetry and wisdom from one of my favorite’s  – David Whyte:

START CLOSE IN

Start close in,
don’t take
the second step
or the third,
start with the first
thing
close in,
the step
you don’t want to take.

Start with
the ground
you know,
the pale ground
beneath your feet,
your own
way to begin
the conversation.

Start with your own
question,
give up on other
people’s questions,
don’t let them
smother something
simple.

To hear
another’s voice,
follow
your own voice,
wait until
that voice
becomes an
intimate
private ear
that can
really listen
to another.

Start right now
take a small step
you can call your own
don’t follow
someone else’s
heroics, be humble
and focused,
start close in,
don’t mistake
that other
for your own.

Start close in,
don’t take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
thing
close in,
the step you don’t want to take.

River Flow – New & Selected Poems.
Many Rivers Press © David Whyte

 

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