Thursday, 28 July 2011

~ Walt Whitman -

Thanks to Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Today, the body-self just said "no!" & there was no getting around it- the constant motion of recent days caught up with me. I laid down during my morning practise & did my prayers & meditation looking at the ceiling & it's been pretty much a horizontal day since then- reading, napping, remembering favourite poetry like this one by Whitman. 
Felt a little like a day spent underwater, watching the light refracting through the waves, resting, waiting to resurface.

and I replied
Yup, M.E. - recognise your description immediately! Love Life when you can, don't need to do to do that....

And she quoted

"This is what you shall do;
Love the earth and sun and the animals,
despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labour to others,
hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence toward the people,
take off your hat to nothing known or unknown
or to any man or number of men,
go freely with powerful uneducated persons
and with the young and with the mothers of families,
read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book,
dismiss whatever insults your own soul,
and your very flesh shall be a great poem
and have the richest fluency not only in its words
but in the silent lines of its lips and face
and between the lashes of your eyes and in every
motion and joint of your body." ~ Walt Whitman

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