Thursday, July 7, 2011

subtle bodies


loving . . . for all of time and out of time

i am a loving person, bound by conditions that flare like late night fireworks off the surface of this world, and yet i have learned to accept love without condition ... in part ... not quite in whole ...

the subtleties of distractions and expectations are like so many flowers in a garden, like so many swans in a river ... beautiful distractions ...

in this iteration of my presence, i live in a man's body

i live on many levels in layers that unfold and come with entirely distinct mappings and soundings of the whole of my physical existence ....

the details, the practicalities and deliquescent realities and then ...

and then i am also sensitive to the whole of my non-material existence ...
which calls for work in order to be welcomed and to move in its own rendering ...

work that draws me into the subtle body of my self

and then into the entirety of selflessness


13 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Steven - your posts always make me think hard and long - this one is no exception - and as usual lovely photographs with it.

Pauline said...

self and selflessness - the eternal dichotomy, though you tie them together here with such grace.

the new header is breathtaking!

Lilith said...

It's just hard work this becoming aware. Love the delphiniums.

Reya Mellicker said...

Love, according to my cosmology, is a force of nature that moves through my self and selflessness with its own agenda. Conditional, unconditional - I feel that the love itself adapts itself in whatever way works best for love. When I'm uncomfortable with love in any of its forms, well, that's MY problem - the discomfort, I mean.

ellen abbott said...

dreamy, connecting all the parts.

steven said...

weaver - i always think hard and long when i read my posts so we are thinking side-by-side!! steven

steven said...

pauline thankyou. the hydrangea fell over in a storm so i took photographs in different lights and this was my favourite. steven

steven said...

reya - i do believe you've got the whole love thing entirely right. steven

steven said...

lilith - the hardest and easiest work of all. steven

steven said...

ellen - life's but a dream. steven

Kathleen said...

You are indeed a loving person, Steven. Most grateful for that!

Jinksy said...

Your unfolding layers bring joy to many people...

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful post, my friend. Flowers are so sexy, by the way.