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Vista

"Stretching out before my eyes

All riches a ruler requires

Regal shimmer, blinding shine

All hollowness when all this is mine

 

Through all the shallow depths I had to wade

This could have become my darkest hour

Enough of days of living in the shade

 

My icy heart will turn to gold

Gazing underneath the tidy sky

Claim my land of frozen soil

Rest my eyes on this grand view, making it mine

 

Can you follow me never to be found?"

 

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In these recent weeks that have at times felt hollowed out by sadness, I've at last found comfort in the word surrender, in its gentle entreaty to let go and make peace with "what is". When anyone's words or behaviors (and most especially our own) make us feel anything less than how much we matter and how worthy we are, it's like holding a cork underwater that naturally wants to rise. It's all resistance. If we can find a way to gently surrender its weight and gravity, love rushes in.

 

Tennyson said that "Love is the only gold". I believe that If we can find a way to give it to ourselves unreservedly, and then radiate it outward unconditionally, it becomes its own richness and reward. Or if 19th century poets aren't your jam, one of the greatest Radiohead songs of all time ends with the line: "Immerse your soul in love." So that's the vista that fills my view, the one that I hope I won't lose sight of again. Thank you all for being so profoundly gracious, warm, and kindhearted. You are loved sincerely. β™₯

 

✈ Sights: Elysion

 

🎧 Sounds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIr2SJlzXvc

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Uploaded on March 13, 2017