Let us all take some time, find our Middle Ground and check our nets today.

Untangle the Netstangled fishing nets
“The aim of spiritual practice, no matter its form, is to untangle the nets that living snares us in.
But though we can learn to untangle specific situations, even get good at it, life on earth is a never-ending weave of becoming tangled and working to get untangled.
fishing net

And deeper than any coping skills we might learn is our acceptance of the weave of tangle, which is closely tied to the rhythm of being whole-hearted and half-hearted.
Like dilating and constricting and inhaling and exhaling, this opening and closing of our heart is necessary to stay alive.

tangled netNone of these states— being tangled or untangled, being whole-hearted or half-hearted, being open or closed— is a place we can permanently stay.
When we are half hearted, we tangle the net. When we are whole-hearted, we untangle the net. But the weave of tangle never ends.”
 –Mark Nepo, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

Wishing you a day of whole-heartedness in the highs and lows of life 🙂

26 comments on “Untangle the Nets

  1. A very effective metaphor. Thanks for sharing this. ~Dennis


  2. Carrie Cannady

    Here’s to wholehearted being! Thank you for this lovely post. I love the net metaphor. Just beautiful. ❤


  3. So beautiful, Val!


  4. Wishing you the same Val. ❤
    Diana xo


  5. helpful for feeling
    less caught 🙂


  6. And sometimes that untangling can take many years.


  7. Nice share, Val. Thank you. And predictably, the one word I’ve extracted and will reflect upon today is “acceptance.” 🙂


  8. “None of these states is a place we can permanently stay.” This is the gift in our life to know that tangles will pass. Thanks Val.


  9. I hear in your words the rhythm of life, and beyond, the rhythm of the universe.


  10. Thanks for the Rocking Cannon in D! Smiles. . .


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