THROUGH THE HEALING LENS


It doesn’t interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
abandoned.
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eyes
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living
falling toward
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.
I have been told, in that fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.

~David Whyte

This poem entitled, Self Portrait was written by David Whyte, and is an excerpt from his book
Fire In…

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  1. Very touched you chose to reblog this Eremophila! Thank you. My shadow series is near and dear to me, so means a lot. Whyte’s piece sort of went right through to my core. Had to share it. Hope your followers enjoy it as well. Best to you always, RL

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