Monday, December 01, 2008

The Beautiful Good

I Have Turned My Face to the Roots

Obviously or consciously, we are all pilgrims, searching this world over for the Lost Thing---that which the early Desert Fathers called philokalia, the 'Beautiful-Good.' In all the Celtic affairs, soul-yearning seems as much the stuff of life as breathing. In our time it is a more haphazard affair, for we are constantly grasping at the moon. The cure is a kind of open secret, a turning around, a shifting of the gaze from what is far to what is near, to the stillness of beginnings, to the simple secret place where the soul gathers its nourishment: a knowing of the roots. A knowing of the roots. This is a quality of Traditional People---those drum beaters and dancers and firelight storytellers who chose to dwell outside the walls of the empire.

Source: Michael Green, December, 2008, Celtic Blessings Calendar
As always via inward/outward


storypeople said...

That is so beautiful! Excellent find and gorgeous graphic. After this nutty day this was the perfect blog to read. Thank you, Heidi.

Heidi Renee said...

I can't start my day without a coffee, a storypeople story and a meditation from inward/outward!

And you can't believe how tickled I am that you are reading my blog! In my world storypeople hold the rank that Oprah does in others! :D