Monday, May 07, 2012

Being generous toward each day

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook today and now I share it with you. It moves me very, very much and is, of course, wonderfully in keeping with meditative principles.

There is no going back
by Wendell Berry

No, no, there is no going back.
less and less you are
that possibility you were.
more and more you have become
those lives and deaths
that have belonged to you.
you have become a sort of grave
containing much that was
and is no more in time, beloved
then, now, and always.
and so you have become a sort of tree
standing over a grave.
now more than ever you can be
generous toward each day
that comes, young, to disappear
forever, and yet remain
unaging in the mind.
every day you have less reason
not to give yourself away.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for sharing your blog with me. it is just wonderful. many smiles at you :)


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