Saturday, January 17, 2009

a little light beach reading

The soul's knock in the night can take many forms. You may experience it as a deep sense of longing. Not the kind of longing that leads to the mall or the refrigerator, but the kind that moves downward, to a soft ache in the heart. It's the kind of longing that leads you to ask, "Is this all there is to my life? Is this what I am supposed to be going, feeling, giving, getting?" This kind of longing can feel threatening. And so you silence its rumblings over and over until it demands to be heard--until it morphs into something else: a crisis or an illness or an addiction or some other Strange Angel.

Broken Open, Elizabeth Lesser

3 comments:

Cindy said...

And didn't you know, spirituality is an "instinct" much like eating. According to Ms. Lesser.

lorie said...

Really?! Where does she say that? You've heard of her? I just chanced upon this book, and I LOVE it...

Cindy said...

She's one of Oprah's spiritual "guides".