Thank you for finding your way here.
The familiar life horizon has been outgrown; the old concepts, ideals and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for the passing of a threshold is at hand.
Here are my top ten needs. (Thanks to Compassionate Communication–NVC–for introducing me to the realm of feelings and needs.)
PEACE OF MIND
What are YOUR top needs? Identifying them can be a useful compass to
finding your path, or discerning your next step.
Live up to the Light
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
― Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
What we need is here
The snow goose has long been a beloved bird for me. My grandmother had Paul Gallico's book about WWII, The Snow Goose, on the bedside table when I came to stay with her. It still speaks to me of faithfulness, stamina, the ability to stay on course over long journeys, and joy.
My very favorite poem, a deep companion over the years, is Wendell Berry's "The Wild Geese":
The Wild Geese
Horseback on Sunday morning,
harvest over, we taste persimmon
and wild grape, sharp sweet
of summer’s end. In time’s maze
over the fall fields, we name names
that went west from here, names
that rest on graves. We open
a persimmon seed to find the tree
that stands in promise,
pale, in the seed’s marrow.
Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye
clear. What we need is here.
From The Country of Marriage