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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Feeding the Soul


Feeding the Soul

“…but women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves. The problem is not entirely in finding the room of one’s own, the time alone, difficult and necessary as this is. The problem is more how to still the soul in the midst of its activities. In fact the problem is how to feed the soul.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I believe Anne is right on target here. It’s not about going away and being alone (although this can be lovely and peaceful) it’s more about finding that stillness while “in the midst of its activities”. I don’t think it’s about pushing anything away anymore. I think it’s getting to be the time to open up all the windows, pull back the curtains and let the light shine in, let the rain spray on the floors, let the wind carry my creativity to new places, let the thunder insight a riot of new inspiration, let the snowflakes fall gently on my impermanence. Let me be the stillness, the solitude, the presence.

Cross posted at my sister site, Vision & Verb
(seek link at right)


4 comments:

  1. I so agree! beautiful photo, quote and personal reflection.

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  2. Lovely comments by both you and Anne Morrow Lindberg. Food for thought.

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  3. Love this again. Reading it one more time...makes it all the more meaningful and beautiful!!!

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  4. But those moments alone are so rich... but yes it is an incredible feeling to find yourself "in the thick of it" and feel infused with calm. "Let me be the stillness" ... ah...

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