“What is precious
inside us does not
care to be known
by the mind
in ways that diminish
Excerpted from, The Winter of Listening, David Whyte
It is the second week of advent. As you wait for the sun’s return, as you listen for your deepest knowing to awaken from these long dark nights of winter, listen to your heart. Listen to the silence and winter calling you to know the otherness.
This is the time of endless nights growing darker. Of day’s light growing weaker in the soft approach of winter solstice, in the coming light of the child’s birth drawing near.
This is a time when our patience grows thin as we rush about, fighting crowds and traffic, endlessly hurrying towards one more checkmark on the list, one more item scratched off on the gifts we must buy.
Join me for a brief interlude of quiet reflection on this, the Second Sunday of Advent.