Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details

Rowing all the way through

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Photo: Vanessa Jette

GLEANINGS FOUND HERE AND THERE:

Psychology will soon become a thing of the past because it doesn’t take seriously the beyond-ego aspects of the self. …

Spiritual health requires flexibility, a searching mind and comfort with not having all the answers.

 ~ Thomas Moore

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Photo: Jon Ring

The most difficult endeavor is not to create something. The most difficult endeavor is not even to begin. The most difficult is to keep rowing all the way through to completion.

And this, in spades, is the content of the night-sea journey … making the descent to true self, nourishing the work from that locus of control, and completing the work. Then beginning the next, and the next … and completing them.

 ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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Image: Lauren Chuslo-Shur

There are things which only happen, which cannot be done. Doing is the way of very ordinary things, mundane things.

You can do something to earn money, you can do something to be powerful, you can do something to have prestige; but you cannot do anything as far as love is concerned, gratitude is concerned, silence is concerned.

It is significant to understand that ‘doing’ means the world, and non-doing means that which is beyond the world.       

~Osho

3 thoughts on “Rowing all the way through

  1. Straight to the heart as usual! Thank you for this clarity this morning.

  2. The first quote’s message comes to me again after reading a post about Henry Miller’s rules for writing, which included to keep cementing one work before moving on to another (my words). Hmmmmm….

  3. Oops…I meant the quote by Clarissa Pinkoka Estes having similar thread as the rules form Henry Miller.

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