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Maithri
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Post by Maithri » May 30, 2008, 5:53 pm

Dear friends,

My friend Bella http://beyondthemap.blogspot.com introduced me to this exercise based on Rainer Maria Rilke's words...

Rilke in his *Book of Hours* (translated by Robert Bly):

"I am circling around God, around the ancient tower, and I have been circling for a
thousand years, and I still don't know if I am a falcon, or a storm, or a
great song."


Here is Bella's version....

I am circling around my deepest knowing, around the still quiet voice, around listening and trusting what it is I hear there, and I have been circling for a thousand mornings, and I still don’t know if I am a lightening storm or a new born baby, or the rings inside the tree trunk, arc after arc telling us her stories.


Here is my version....

I am circling around the fire, circling like the dappled moths do through a thousand deep nights,

And I still dont know, if i am the passionate spark, the silent witness, or the nameless light.


Whats your version? What have you been circling around?

Much love,

M
If you cant feed one hundred people. Feed one. - Mother Teresa

www.possibledreamsinternational.org

http://soaringimpulse.com

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Post by LadySolaris » May 31, 2008, 2:11 am

I am circling around everything and nothing, within and without, through a thousand 'be'.
And I still do not know if it is nothing and everything, without and within, held or free.

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Post by Mammy » May 31, 2008, 3:49 am

I am circling around myself, who I am and who I can be.
And I still don't know if I'm a delusional idiot or the embodiment of motherly wisdom :)

Mammy x

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