“Like billowing clouds, Like the incessant gurgle of the brook
The longing of the spirit can never be stilled.” – Hildegard von Bingen
For the next three days we’ll be in the deep freeze with below zero wind chill temps. Winter slows us down as we hibernate from the cold. Instead of a curse this can be a blessing to stop and be present. We race through our days thinking we will be fulfilled through speed and velocity, yet emptiness persists. Feel the longing, the loneliness, the starkness. It’s your spirit knocking on the door of your life asking to be let out. Turn in and listen to the still, strong, persistent voice that will not be silenced by the noise of the world. Let your spirit out and the light breaks through. Longing fulfilled.
Beautiful words…though, I was on the beach this morning watching the sunrise. I think I was slowed down enough…and warm! 🙂
Warm is good too. No need for wind chill to slow us down!!
I have enjoyed these unusually warm temps, even for here. I’ve been to the island twice since yesterday just to take photographs…I’m loving it.
Taking my spirit out into the cold, rainy day and seeing what light I find.
I’m one of those rare people who enjoy it when it gets dark early… there’s something about the cozyness of a home lit by soft lights that makes me happy. Like I said, I’m in the minority about that 🙂
The light shines brighter through the darkness.
Love your quote by Hildegard de Bingen! Thank you for reminding me of this while we are in a deep freeze here too!
Stay warm! Thanks for commenting.
Beautiful words. It is colder with a wind chill in my part of the world as well. I will have to pick up my grand son later and then can be cozy indoors. Have a lovely weekend. Renee 🙂
You too! Thanks for sharing.
You’re most welcome. Thank-you. 🙂