Monday, August 11, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 11 August 2014


To keep the mind space open, we need some form of contemplative or meditative practice. This has been the most neglected in recent centuries, substituting the mere reciting and “saying” of prayers, which is not the same as a contemplative mind and often merely confirms us in our superior or fear-based system. One could say that authentic spirituality is invariably a matter of emptying the mind and filling the heart at the same time.   [Richard Rohr, Daily Meditation 8.8.14]

I’m discovering things that are probably pretty much commonsense, just NOT to me. They float up and catch my gaze. It is like having magical glasses and I can see what things look like from other perspectives.

I still resist BEing too intentionally introspective. I think I DO this BEcause most of the people I’ve lived my Life round weren’t/aren’t “into” too much introspection.

I so dislike the feeling that I am a joke, less than, somehow, BEcause I contemplate things far BEyond my bellybutton!!! And share them out loud.

Probably I should BE grateful to cancer for the gentle but swift kick in the bum. I’ve BEgun to see things I never thought existed. My fears and tentativeness, others have them, too.

And people aren’t just “NOT into,”  intentional introspection.

They are just NOT living inside my skin.


I love you, Currie

6 comments:

drew said...

I appreciate your introspection, Currie. And your willingness to share so openly. Thank you.

Carol said...

I agree with Drew... Your journey and your willingness to share it has opened my eyes to a whole new world that lives with in me. Sending you gratitude and love today ♥

Rita said...

Magical glasses! Love that. :)

artatag said...

A very nice piece of collage!
Cheers
Gabriele 26

lorik said...

I like how you share and are so honest... I find it hard to open up. But I am trying to meditate and look inwards a bit more. I like your artwork and the way you have integrated text (meaningful) and texture.

lorik said...

I like how you share and are so honest... I find it hard to open up. But I am trying to meditate and look inwards a bit more. I like your artwork and the way you have integrated text (meaningful) and texture.