Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Through the Cracks



Soul enters life from below, through the cracks,
finding an opening into life
at the points where smooth functioning breaks down.
- Thomas Moore







Sometimes, it seems,
the cracks develop (or we invite them) 
because it's the only way
we can break free of the "smooth functioning"
that is stifling us, causing us to ask
Is this all there is?

In traveling the lonely and rocky path, we find
the quiet place where we can listen to our soul. 
When we are challenged, we have an opportunity
 to grow strong at the broken places.

4 comments:

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

A powerful quote...you express the opportunities in the wounding so beautifully. Thank you.

ELK said...

your image is so powerful with the words...i am letting this sink in!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

thanks for stimulating me to muse about cracks - oddly it seems that its often the cracks in life that bring us together.

Delwyn said...

Hi meri

I love Thomas moore 's works. It has reminded me of squire I often used in counselling by Robert Bly

We are not here to remain whole
We are like the trees
the trees that are broken
learning to draw up again from the great roots.

I wish Happy days ahead for you meri
delwyn