Thursday, June 24, 2010

in close

i'm trying really hard
to make sense of an understanding
that guides my knowing of this place

for now

it is that the surface details of our existence
are like clues
to the deeper learnings
we come here for

"come here for"

see
i figure we're almost like visitors -
visitors with an investment

by learning what we can about the surface
we begin
to learn about the deeper maps
of our existence

our purpose -
maybe even
our reason for being here
before the next piece of our becoming
says "hey!"
in the way it does

so knowing that
or learning that
or getting inside that
is a big part of the journey

and i hear lots about "the journey"
and i've seen lots of distractions that people know as "the journey"
but i'm here now
knowing
that
a considered and thoughtful
available
approach to this world
leads to riches beyond my imagining

albert joseph moore study of an ash trunk

9 comments:

acornmoon said...

What a wonderful painting, it has a tapestry like richness with its decorative arrangements of lines and blocks of colour. It would make a fabulous silk scarf!

Friko said...

the journey is all?
There is so much I can learn here.
Thank you, steven.

willow said...

Lovely thoughts. Wow, the Moore painting looks like a photo! Wonderful textures. I had to look at it for a long time. What a treat.

Elisabeth said...

I'm about to embark on a physical journey, Steven and I shall miss your posts. 'See' you again after two weeks.

TechnoBabe said...

Visitors on a journey. You would think we would all be able to be nicer to each other since we are all just visitors, huh. Very nice writing. I like the way you bring in a glimpse to something after the "here".

jinksy said...

Being open to all possibilities is certainly a great learning tool...

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh yeah. It's really in our faces this weekend. Sending soothing love.

Shalom.

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

you must be looking forward to your long and well deserved break and getting on the tredly...

In answer to your question about Kauai life- we love it, the two places are equally as beautiful, but Kauai, altho it has tourists, it is very laid back and rural almost. Our town is very small and life slow. The speed limit is often 20-25mph and there is no rush.
One of the most wonderful things is the balmy air, sort of womb-like, the feeling. The trade winds keep the heat down and often it feels like blood temp. and is very pleasant. Noosa is more extreme, and right now is cold and rainy so we are enjoying the Northern Hemisphere summer.

Happy days

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

you must be looking forward to your long and well deserved break and getting on the tredly...

In answer to your question about Kauai life- we love it, the two places are equally as beautiful, but Kauai, altho it has tourists, it is very laid back and rural almost. Our town is very small and life slow. The speed limit is often 20-25mph and there is no rush.
One of the most wonderful things is the balmy air, sort of womb-like, the feeling. The trade winds keep the heat down and often it feels like blood temp. and is very pleasant. Noosa is more extreme, and right now is cold and rainy so we are enjoying the Northern Hemisphere summer.

Happy days