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...to part a curtain....

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My continuing passion is to part a curtain, that invisible veil of indifference that falls between us and that blinds us to each other's presence, each other's wonder, each other's human plight.

-- Eudora Welty, 1909-2001 (Pulitzer Prize winner for The Optimist's Daughter)

Oh -- such an apt and lovely image for my journey in this world..."parting curtains" ~~

~ of veils of indifference that blind us to the *other's* presence
~ of sadness, that sinks us into a place of isolation and fear
~ of conditioned behavior, which keeps us in the *box* of boring, mundane sameness
~ of the will's weakness, to become a determined and committed spiritual warrior
~ and, with adjusted perceptions, enjoying the Mad Tea Party of this crazy, topsy-turvy life
~ parting the mist, and dissolving into the shining Self within!

Tat Twam Asi! (Thou Are That!)
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  • v ATRANSFORMATION
    One of my favorite qigong movements is "parting the curtain"

    What lovely insights to meditate on while moving...
    2702 days ago
  • v MAHITADEVI
    This post was YUMMY! YES, YES, YES!
    2711 days ago
  • v SAVOY1
    Yeah...what you said!! Amen.

    To copy your signature sign-off...all is indeed love!
    Shana
    2711 days ago
  • v HILFROMTEXAS
    Maha,

    Your words have touched a chord that needed awakening. Thanks so much for sharing. Life is so cluttered, so messy and so scattered. Your words remind to look around, to notice, to observe, to laugh, to be joyful, to rejoice, to proclaim the goodness I see.

    We are all united, all created to care, to reach out, to connect. May you enjoy your time today and celebrate the richness of the parting...the revelation...Blessings... emoticon
    2712 days ago
  • v CALEEE
    Maha, this is a beautiful entry. I felt a piercing as I read it. I know that my journey home is a spiritual journey. I have allowed veils to form between the different parts of myself which isolate me both from myself and others. Thank you for putting words here for me to ponder. I'll "sit" with them tonight.

    Namaste,
    Lee
    2713 days ago
  • v SASSYSAX
    Valerie, I love that concept of parting the curtain of invisible indifference. That is something for me to ponder for sure. It is amazing to me when I think about what I have become indifferent to, and I don't like it. I see I have work to do and will ask my God to help me. Indifference turns me into stone after a while...I don't want my feelings to become hardened. I need to always be aware of my emotions and have feelings. After all, feelings mean I am alive.Thank you so much for this insight today.
    2713 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/20/2008 12:03:51 PM
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