A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace. CONFUCIUS

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Wild And Dangerous

It is a strange and magical fact to be here, walking around in a body, to have a whole world within you and a world at your fingertips outside you. It is an immense privilege and it is incredible that humans manage to forget the miracle of being here. Rilke said: 'Being here is so much.' It is uncanny how social reality can deaden and numb us so that the mystical wonder of our lives goes totally unnoticed. We are here. We are wildly and dangerously free. (From Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World by JOHN O'DONOHUE)

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