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You have become the privileged and the pilgrim, the one who will tell the story and the one, coming back from the mountain

Be who you want, PoetryChloë RainComment
This rock, this mountain top has become a sacred place for me, the place where my offering to the Apus is buried for my continued work as a healer and guide, the place where I have returned to offer my idea of self, to the greatest Self, on the mountaintop, I have left a piece of my self and gained a greater sense of what matters.   The Human Experience Artist, Explore Deeply

This rock, this mountain top has become a sacred place for me, the place where my offering to the Apus is buried for my continued work as a healer and guide, the place where I have returned to offer my idea of self, to the greatest Self, on the mountaintop, I have left a piece of my self and gained a greater sense of what matters.   The Human Experience Artist, Explore Deeply

My thoughts of “legacy” are more humble and simple than ever, I want to live while I’m alive, and not fear being broken, for we all become stardust in the end.
— Chloë Rain

Mameen

Be infinitesimal under that sky, a creature
even the sailing hawk misses, a wraith
among the rocks where the mist parts slowly.

Recall the way mere mortals are overwhelmed
by circumstance, how great reputations
dissolve with infirmity and how you,
in particular, live a hairsbreadth from losing
everyone you hold dear.

Then, look back down the path as if seeing
your past and then south over the hazy blue
coast as if present to a wide future.

Remember the way you are all possibilities
you can see and how you live best
as an appreciator of horizons,
whether you reach them or not.

Admit that once you have got up
from your chair and opened the door,
once you have walked out into the clean air
toward that edge and taken the path up high
beyond the ordinary, you have become
the privileged and the pilgrim,
the one who will tell the story
and the one, coming back
from the mountain,
who helped to make it.

David Whyte


BEAUTY: is the harvest of presence, the evanescent moment of seeing or hearing on the outside what already lives far inside us; the eyes, the ears or the imagination suddenly become a bridge between the here and the there, between then and now, between the inside and the outside; beauty is the conversation between what we think is happening outside in the world and what is just about to occur far inside.

Beauty is an achieved state of both deep attention and self-forgetting; the self forgetting of seeing, hearing, smelling or touching that erases our separation, our distance, our fear of the other.

Beauty invites us, through entrancement, to that fearful, frontier between what we think makes us; and what we think makes the world. Beauty is almost always found in symmetries and intriguing asymmetries: the symmetries and asymmetries seen out in creation, the wings of the moth, the airy sky and the solid earth, the restful, focused eyes of a loving face in which we see our own self reflected: the symmetry also, therefore, of bringing together inner and outer recognitions, the far horizon of otherness seen in that face joined to the deep inner horizon of our own being. Beauty is an inner and an outer complexion living in one face.

Beauty especially occurs in the meeting of time with the timeless; the passing moment framed by what has happened and what is about to occur, the scattering of the first spring apple blossom, the turning, spiraling flight of a curled leaf in the falling light; the smoothing of white sun-filled sheets by careful hands setting them to air on a line, the broad expanse of cotton filled by the breeze only for a moment, the sheets sailing on into dryness, billowing toward a future that is always beckoning, always just beyond us. Beauty is the harvest of presence.

‘BEAUTY’ 
From CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words. © David Whyte & Many Rivers Press

Chloë Rain is the Founder of Explore Deeply™ and the Explore Deeply Movement. She is a Shamanic Practitioner & Spiritual Guide.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with countless women and men all over the globe to deepen their relationship to self love and experience greater fulfillment and success, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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