Longing, silence, and the transfiguration of aloneness

“Reality met on its own terms demands absolute presence, and absolute giving away, an ability to live on equal terms with the fleeting and the eternal, the hardly touchable and the fully possible, a full bodily appearance and disappearance, a rested giving in and giving up; another identity braver, more generous and more here than the one looking hungrily for the easy, unearned answer.”

The Transfiguration of Aloneness: David Whyte on Longing and Silence

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