How strange it is that many of us find it difficult to accept ourselves. How could you treat yourself with more kindness? What might change in you and in your relations?
Rather consists in opening out a way
Whence the imprisoned splendor may escape.
Than in effecting entry for a light
Supposed to be without.
—Robert Browning, from Paracelsus
What do you KNOW and how do you know it? Ernest Holmes wrote, "All evolution is a result of the action of an imprisoned splendor which exists at the center of all things." What SPLENDOR are you releasing?
The Soul of the Rose/John William Waterhouse
Come near, come near, come near—Ah, leave me still
A little space for the rose-breath to fill!
—William Butler Yeats
James Joyce suggested that when your spirit is lifted by beauty, your mind quiets. What stillnesses are you cultivating? What beauties are you letting in?
...and inquiries into the nature of our being.
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