To Anyone Who Would Listen

So what would I offer to anyone who would listen?
Not in the way you might listen to a teacher, but more as you would stop and listen to an old tree creak about its years of standing in the wind. If you should listen that way, I would whisper that each step in being alive-in dreaming, in suffering, in awakening-takes us out of our image of ourselves and tosses us into the very stuff out of which all selves are made. When we can let those moments reach us, aliveness and woundedness become indistinguishable and trepidation drops into wonder.
~MarK Nepo

Lotus by Tang San

Lotus by
Tang San

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