Refuge in this restlessness

Sitting…
hands cupped together like a nest…
I remember the time
I took a nest from a tree
cut the whole branch
and presented it to a friend

Do no harm

Where did the birds rest?
Where will I rest?
There is refuge in this restlessness…

I present these words to you

There is refuge
in this restlessness

~

(Simon Williams, 1.8.2012)

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3 thoughts on “Refuge in this restlessness

    • Thank you Ivon for your comment. As I have been spending a lot of time in meditation, bodyscanning, writing, bushwalking recently I have mostly been feeling wonderful. In the last few days I have been feeling yucky but got to the point where I realised this is it too, same as feeling wonderful, same place, same person. I got a feeling that finding refuge and peace in the stillness is like warming up and finding refuge and peace in the restlessness is coming home to life and continuing to live.

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