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If your knowledge of fire
has been turned
to certainty by words alone,
then seek to be cooked by the fire itself.
Don't abide in borrowed certainty.
There is no real certainty until you burn;
if you wish for this, sit down in the fire.
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
posted to Along The Way
by Alan Larus
In the Beginning
like a blossom of fire
from the white silk of your own skin.
You were there in the beginning
you heard the story, you heard the merciless
and tender words telling you where you had to go.
Exile is never easy and the journey
itself leaves a bitter taste. But then,
when you heard that voice, you had to go.
You couldn't sit by the fire, you couldn't live
so close to the live flame of that compassion
you had to go out in the world and make it your own
so you could come back with
that flame in your voice, saying listen...
this warmth, this unbearable light, this fearful love...
It is all here, it is all here.
~ David Whyte ~
(Fire in the Earth)
Web version: www.panhala.net/Archive/In_the_Beginning.html
Most people derive their
identity from their past, which is their thoughts. If
you can derive your identity from consciousness itself, then you've
transcended the personal. If you can live your life in a way that the
transcendent can shine through it, through the personal realm into this world,
then that is the fulfillment of your destiny.
~ Eckhart Tolle
|He's that rascally kind of yogi
English version by Linda Hess and Shukdeo Singh
He's that rascally kind of yogi
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