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We are present through perception, not action. Yes, action and interaction can be a powerful way to force us to pay attention, but it is also common to use action to shut down the awareness. Whether in movement or in stillness, the real goal is to keep the eyes open and feel fully with the heart and with the gut. We want to do more than look, but to see and see deeply. We need to see what is ignored and glossed over, to "dig and burrow in the world."

Even in complete stillness, truly seeing is one of the most profound actions we can engage in. People are brought to tears by a gentle gaze in the eyes. This is what the soul craves, to be seen, to be recognized, to be truly acknowledged. This is true not just of the human soul, but of the world soul. I think of this when Denise Levertov writes of how the world "looks at one looking."

Poetry Chaikhana | Sacred Poetry from Around the World

Some of my friends worry, Tao bless them, because i so rarely post.
I am into silence and not talking.
I have little to say.
I am lazy.
I am fine!
I love you all!

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elainegrey
Apr. 17th, 2018 02:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for saying hi!
reginaterrae
Apr. 17th, 2018 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks be to God!
everville340
Apr. 20th, 2018 08:58 pm (UTC)
There is no shame in feeling silent. It is good to hear from you, sir!
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