We live life in a spinning world full of values, standards, rules, common senses, expectations, dogmas and many shoulds… Sometimes, some of us can feel out of place and do not quite fit into the mainstream of things. It takes courage to know where you stand and to be able to ”… look back with firm eyes, saying: “This is where I stand!” “
Self Portrait - By David Whyte
It doesn’t interest me if there is one God
Or many gods.
I want to know if you belong — or feel abandoned;
If you know despair
Or can see it in others.
I want to know
If you are prepared to live in the world
With its harsh need to change you;
If you can look back with firm eyes
Saying “this is where I stand.”
I want to know if you know how to melt
Into that fierce heat of living
Falling toward the center of your longing.
I want to know if you are willing
To live day by day
With the consequence of love
And the bitter unwanted passion
Of your sure defeat.
I have been told
In that fierce embrace
Even the gods
Speak of God.
About The Mid-Week Symphony: Since Wednesday is hump day, we have decided to take this moment and bronze it and have a bit of down time from the writing. We thought each Wednesday we would like to bring you a symphony of ideas, a harmony of thoughts, beauty, silliness and all things that make the fullness of life. When we started this blog we wanted it to reflect our entire personalities and interests..and that means yes…. Cece loves the Far Side Cows and Yun loves the mumble jumble philosophical books. Yun and Cece have many interests and we would like to share some of them with you each Wednesday.