Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Starting to listen

Here's a wonderful expression about paying attention and how it generates both contemplation and gratitude:

So I go down to the water's edge again, to listen for my neglected ancestors, whose voices sound in the trees and carry across the shore with the mewing of the gulls. There is a great, innovative music out there which we are sadly neglecting. The inner earth is a song I have only started to listen to.

— John Hay in A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:05 AM

    I love this. I have not been quiet enough to hear inner music. Thank you for the reminder. The rest of my day goes better when I read this is my quiet time in the middle of the day. Marilyn


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