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Archive for November 21st, 2007

You, darkness, of whom I am born —

I love you more than the flame
that limits the world
to the circle it illumines
and excludes all the rest.

But the darkness embarces everything:
shapes and shadows, creatures and me,
people, nations–just as they are.

It lets me imagine
a great presence stirring beside me.

I believe in the night.

Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

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Fearless Bliss

Within you is an unquenchable desire
to live a wildly free life in which you are liberated
from the self-imposed restrictions that come from
the fear of humiliation and the fear of others’ opinions,
including your own self-critical nature.
That is fearless bliss.

~Carolyn Myss~

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