November 7 – The Waters Within Us – Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening

Spirit like water is a source of life. We cannot live dry.

The more we are worn by experience, the more of an inlet we become and the more the waters of life wash out of us. This is why tears come more easily the longer we are here.

Perhaps wisdom is nothing more than the unsayable waters rising within us to swell around the eye, the way that oceans soften land, evidence of that inevitable tide that takes a lifetime to rise.

We are so afraid of the waters within us that we often tense as soon as we see tears, asking what’s wrong, when perhaps we need to ask those at sea, what do you see?

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