Start Close In - David Whyte. Start close in, don’t take the second step or the third, start with the first thing close in, the step you don’t want to take. Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way of starting the conversation. Start with your own question, give up on other people’s questions, don’t let them smother something simple... Start right now, with the step you don't want to take...
Silence is like a cradle holding our endeavors and our will; a silent spaciousness sustains us in our work and at the same time connects us to larger worlds that, in the busyness of our daily struggle to achieve, we have not yet investigated. Silence is the soul`s break for freedom. ~David Whyte Daily Quote
In this light we hunger for maturity, see it not as stasis but a form of love. we want the stillness and confidence of age, the space between self and all the objects of the world honored and defined, the possibility that everything left alone can ripen of its own accord,... ~David Whyte
You have to get hurt. That’s how you learn. The strongest people out there, the ones who laugh the hardest with a genuine smile, those are the people who have fought the toughest battles. Because they’ve decided that they’re not going to let anything hold them down, they’re showing the world who’s the boss.