Ground

Ground is what lies beneath our feet. It is the place where we already stand; a state of recognition, the place or the circumstances to which we belong whether we wish to or not. It is what holds and supports us, but also what we do not want to be true; it is what challenges us, physically or psychologically, irrespective of our hoped for needs. It is the living, underlying foundation that tells us what we are, where we are, what season we are in and what, no mater what we wish in the abstract, is about to happen in our body, in the world or in the conversation between the two.

 David Whyte, from ‘Consolations

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  1. timread57

    Lovely, thanks Nia. captures the intimate experience of being with, the being of, the substance of our living presence in inter-being. (gosh that was convoluted).

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