Monday, August 03, 2009

out of touch....looks that way.

"You have traveled too fast over false ground;
Now your soul has come to take you back.

Take refuge in your senses, open up
To all the small miracles you rushed through.

Become inclined to watch the way of rain
When it falls slow and free.

Imitate the habit of twilight,
Taking time to open the well of color
That fostered the brightness of day.

Draw alongside the silence of stone
Until its calmness can claim you."

John O'Donohue

Timely advice today. Sometimes the refuges we seek become too self-inclusive and we lose touch with our real footing. False roads? How do you know when its the real one?


Kay said...

When your feet are firmly grounded down, and the stillness around you moves you forward

Gilly said...

Love that photo! Is it sand?

False road? Not too sure how we know one way or another. We can never go back, so perhaps we have to be ready to understand when a turning off will lead us to the right road.

Or maybe we should have consulted a map first!

Walker said...

Sometimes you have to stop and let everything in your life catch up to you before you venture forth or you risk loosing your sense of self and everything you invest.

Marja said...

Beautiful words. I think we feel instinctively if we are on the right road and if we don't listen we find out later and move back to the main road. Dear Dana I came to tell you that I am leaving Blogging. Life got in the way I will visit you from time to time Thanks for the good time hugs marja

Anonymous said...

Mr O'Donohue was a very wise man who had a special gift with words.

The accompanying photo is gorgeous Dana and suits the post perfectly.

murf said...

I think it is a false road when we stop listening to our little voice inside. I can't tell you the number of times when I have shushed my little voice, and, in 20-20 hindsight found that I was on a false road!