Longing and Belonging, pt 2


So much of what delights and troubles you
Happens on a surface
You take for ground...

John O'Donohue*

Whether it is through intentionally chosen retreat time or the circumstances of life, I carry deep gratitude for those times when I turn myself (and am turned) "upside down and backwards" in the ways that I perceive who I am and what I do in the world.

Today I am making the journey back up to my daily life surfaces after spending the past four days "deep diving" in somatic-creative-contemplative practices.

As I re-enter the more familiar activities of working, relating, playing, sleeping, doing, and so much more, my experience also includes a tangible body-remembrance of plumbing the depths of my deepest dreaming...

I return to my surfaces with a fuller sense of



 my formlessness-in-form,

my longing and my belonging

. . . .

to this earth, to this life.


~ Thank you for your presence here ~ 

*excerpted from John O'Donohue's poem "For the Unknown Self" 

photos: me, August 19, 2018.