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A Lot To Learn

Jul 6, 2005

I want to learn stillness from the heart of night that holds the ocean's heavings and the mountain's heaviness. So quietly carries the sum of all our hopes and fears and griefs and joys our tempest-tossed affections and our manysplendoured confusions with such giant composure.

Sometimes it is hard to hold a single heart (even just your own) without shaking a little. Wondering what it all means worrying whether or not you are doing the right thing.

I want to learn acceptance from the courage of the shore that doesn't run away from the waves lets them bring what they will with them from the deep waters. Beautiful shells and broken ones too ridged and smooth sea-rinsed holding the Blue Roar in their depths and seaweed and bits of colored glass with sharp edges that can still catch the sun a message in a bottle maybe? The shore's wide welcome asks for nothing refuses nothing.

Sometimes the heart is not that brave. Still unsure of its own strength. Still a little scared sometimes of what will surface with the next wave.

I want to learn patience from the earth that understands the cycle of the seasons and the inevitability of change and the laws of eternity. Knows that in the rice fields green turns to gold and gold to green again and again and again. And no harvest can be hurried.

I want to learn joy from the sunrise and peace from the grass grace from the pond reeds and strength from the banyan tree.

And I want to learn generosity from the flowers.

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