Words

Words

“When we were young, we were told that poetry is about voice, about finding a voice and speaking with this voice, but the older I get I think it’s not about voice, it’s about listening and the art of listening, listening with attention. I don’t just mean with the ear; bringing the quality of attention to the world. The writers I like best are those who attend.”
–Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet born on this date in 1962

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  1. Yes! Just yesterday I was at a retreat, frustrated at my resistance to tracking the “words” about Awareness. Then I dropped deeper, far below the conceptualizing mind, into the body. I listened vibrationally through my very bones. Aaaahhhhh.

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