Reflections: The Holy Longing…
“If each of us sweeps in front of our own steps, the whole world will be clean.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Holy Longing by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tell a wise person or else keep silent
for those who do not understand
will mock it right away.
I praise what is truly alive
what longs to be burned to death.
In the calm waters of the love nights
where you were begotten, where you have begotten
a strange feeling creeps over you
as you watch the silent candle burning.
When barriers arise before you and it seems all is lost, take heart and remember the longing and a divine redemption. Walking through the fire to heal and grow again hurts but, only good can come of it. Those who bear false witness have spoken. They forget there is a higher power… A tree doesn’t stop growing because some throw garbage at it. It grows because others send love to it. It grows because it must.
“We must not hope to be mowers, And to gather the ripe gold ears, Unless we have first been sowers And water the furrows with tears. It is not just as we take it, This mystical world of ours, Life’s field will yield as we make it A harvest of thorns or of flowers.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Holy Longing by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Cont’d above
Distance does not make you falter,
now, arriving in magic, flying
and finally insane for the light
you are the butterfly, and you are gone.
And so long as you have not experienced
this: to die and so to grow
you are only a troubled guest
on the dark earth… Translated by Robert Bly and David Whyte
Those who choose to gloat should act with caution. They forget there is a higher power… A beautiful perennial knows about regeneration. It understands perfectly that … to die is to grow. It grows because it must.
Stay Inspired. Have a blessed day and thank you for stopping by!
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Happy March! This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Daily Prompt:Twenty-Five
There are 26 letters in the English language, and we need every single one of them. Want proof? Choose a letter and write a blog post without using it. (Feeling really brave? Make it a vowel!) I Chose Q.
Positive Motivation Tip: For those holding on, be brave – to die is to grow… Don’t give up … Add some wisdom to your day.