Friday, July 1, 2011

the subtle body


only you
can hold
the subtleties
that define
the entirety
and the otherness of you

in this place
that holds
nothing

and everything
of itself

18 comments:

Lilith said...

I never thought of it like that, that only I can be me. That I am other. I like.

Jinksy said...

Nothing and everything - aren't we all? Nice one, Steven...

Terresa said...

Beautiful, Steven. Thank you, thank you.

Ruth said...

Very much what has been on my mind-heart too, Steven. It's why it's essential that each of us brings the visible inside to the invisible place, and re-express it back to the world. Thank you.

aguja said...

Profoundly true.

steven said...

hi lilith - i reinforce on a regular basis with my ten and eleven year old students the notion that they exist as the sole iteration of themselves and all the potentialities that emerge from the confluence of their soul and the body it inhabits. it's the first gift of this place. steven

steven said...

jinksy thankyou. steven

steven said...

terresa!! you are welcome of course. steven

steven said...

ruth that's beautiful and clearly said. thankyou very much. steven

steven said...

aguja - sometimes a door opens and there are the words. steven

Jj Rodriguez said...

The best way to say it. Ur right!

JJRod'z

ellen abbott said...

I've been out of pocket for a few days so haven't been by. that looks like fleabane in your new header pic.

Tess Kincaid said...

This is just what I needed to hear today, Steven. Thank you, dear friend.

Lilith said...

I would have to say that your students are lucky to have a teacher like you, a teacher who says it's okay to be yourself.

steven said...

hey jj thanks!!! i'm glad that it hummed for you. steven

steven said...

ellen - could be! stuff shows up in the garden and i like it a lot if it has flowers. steven

steven said...

tess - it's really interesting to me the way knowledge or insight arrives at a time when its needed. that goes for the very personal scale right up to the entire human race. steven

steven said...

lilith - i remind them at christmas and the end of the year in truth that they are the greatest gift i could possibly hope for. steven