woman embracing nothing
Image from Pinterest: Steven DaLuz 1953. American Neo-Luminist Abstract painter

My point of view is not
a fixed or singular thing.
To say “I am the body,”
or “I am the vastness”-
both are true and neither.

To be all of it at once is to
fling my arms wide under
the shining sun and shout
“yes” with all my strength,
but even then I am not done.

Beneath the all and
everything I’ve just
embraced is the great,
unchanging silence, the
emptiness from which
the multiplicity arises.

To let my “yes” encompass
even this annihilates all
labels, takes away the
ground beneath my feet, and
leaves me perilously free.

~ Danna Faulds

I am sitting with these words today.

Please join me.

Namaste

32 comments on “Inspiration – My Point of View

  1. Wise choice today. Thanks, Val.

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  2. Beautiful selection today, Val.

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  3. Beautiful. ๐Ÿ’•

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  4. Wonderful Val… “To let my โ€œyesโ€ encompass even this annihilates all
    labels”
    Wise chose of quotes Val.. As all eyes are drawn to your part of the world right now.
    โค wishing you a good start to the week my friend โค

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  5. Powerful words.

    Like

  6. Reblogged this on Beaming Light.

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  7. STUNNING!! Moving…deep โค Thanks, Val! I am with you.

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  8. Sooo good. I love that last part…
    “To let my โ€œyesโ€ encompass
    even this annihilates all
    labels, takes away the
    ground beneath my feet, and
    leaves me perilously free.”
    Thanks for sharing Val! x โค

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  9. I love that last line “perilously free.” Glimpses of boundlessness are exhilarating and scary. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Wise words. Especially now

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  11. Beautiful wisdom. Thanks Val ๐Ÿ’š

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  12. i’m embracing these
    today, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Power photo and power words.

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  14. Beautiful and wise words, Val โค

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  15. Love this! Why are we so often determined to cling to a single and unchanging point of view? It makes no sense! Thanks for this poem!

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