Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Impossibly Beautiful

A Makah Maiden (Photo by Edward Curtis, 1916)
Each day, at dawn, the universe offers us a clean sheet of white paper; and on this clean sheet of white paper, we endeavor to render what we know of the divine reality within which we live. It is an impossible task, but in pursuing it, we generate something impossibly beautiful, which, if we allow it to, will transform our lives into a priceless artifact of that divine reality we cannot capture in our words or images.

Subsequently, each nightfall, the universe offers us the warm solace of its dark embrace.

If we allow ourselves to release our worries, judgements, rules, limitations, thought constructs and anticipations into that indigo blue fire - in the ensuing silence, we can hear the true stories of our lives unfold to us, chapter by chapter.

Yes, and no, like Yin and Yang, nourish and sustain each other.

Out of their love-making, the truth arrives.

Welcome it.

-- Richard Power

Power's eighth book,  Humanifesto: A Guide to Primal Reality in an Era of Global Peril , is available now in soft cover and Kindle versions, from Amazon and elsewhere.