Monday, March 13, 2006

Integration of Spiritual & Physical Realities

I get up every morning determined to both change the world
and have one hell of a good time.
Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult. -E.B.White

Our participation in life extends to the whole.
We are not encapsulated, self-enclosed entities,
but rather fields of energy integrated with our environment.
Everything we do transforms and reshapes the world.
If our actions can destroy, so can they heal.
There is no difference between prayer and work,
no distinction between physical activity and work of the spirit.
Precisely in the restoration of this balance between body and spirit
lies the path for healing the greater whole.

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves...

-Mary Oliver


At 7:56 AM, Blogger Rinda Elliott said...

Did you write that last part? It's fantastic!

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Rinda Elliott said...

Oops. The name didn't show up when I looked at this earlier. I love that last line.


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