Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Patch of Sunlight in the Woods.


“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.” ― C.S. Lewis

I found my way through the winding back roads—a path that drapes against the backdrop of my most favorite thinking spot. I had made my way there today by bicycle, something I have not done in quite some many months.

And though, my legs ached with a slow, sore burning unlike anything I had ever felt before—in my heart, there was a profound 'lightness' that soothed me and lifted me up again.

We all have these places we find along our path in life—they offer us the space to breathe, to love, to reconnect. And, some may be found along the backdrop of a winding country road...while others are more simply tucked within our hearts and waiting to be found.

I found my breathing space today. It was just right there along a quiet country road, nestled close against the tree line...and with a stillness that gave my heart the space to breathe again.

Namaste my most beautiful friends. I send you all my love today.

And may you all find your space to breathe.

Bonus Poem: by Mary Oliver


You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
call to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”