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Daily Archives: May 11, 2013
Is it not by his high superfluousness we know
Our God? For to be equal a need
Is natural, animal, mineral: but to fling
Rainbows over the rain
And beauty above the moon, and secret rainbows
On the domes of deep sea-shells,
And make the necessary embrace of breeding
Beautiful also as fire,
Not even the weeds to multiply without blossom
Nor the birds without music:
There is the great humaneness at the heart of things,
The extravagant kindness, the fountain
Humanity can understand, and would flow likewise
If power and desire were perch-mates.
Robinson Jeffers, The Excesses Of God
I am going to read this book.
What should I do with my discomfort?
“The chief cause of human error is to be found in prejudices picked up in childhood” – Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method
None of us welcome discomfort, mental, physical or spiritual. Most of us will do all we can to avoid it, employing a whole gamut of strategies to ward it off. Distraction, denial, displacement, we have likely tried them all. And yet, discomfort has much to tell us. It’s our body’s way in fact of getting our attention and saying, “Hang on a minute, something’s going wrong here. Slow down and listen and I’ll give you a clue.”
Do we dare? Chances are we’ll employ one of our usual strategies and see it off until the next time, but there will be a next time, and a next time and a next time. In fact we can…
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