The Weaver and the Loom
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Sit here for a bit. Place yourself
outside the frenzied pace of life.
Slow down long enough to
appreciate birds in flight, water
drops like prisms in the grass and
countless shades of green. Step
off the fast track and listen to the
sound of breath and birdsong. Take
a moment to just be, and in the being,
know the whole of this creation,
mystery and madness, passion and
profanity, know it all as one, stunning
tapestry. Sit still and the thin line
between sacred and profane simply
fades away. There is nothing then
to reconcile. All the disparate threads
are woven on the loom of life. Sit here
for a bit and your unique place in the
pattern becomes clear. Take the still
point with you when it’s time to walk
away. Make the choice to see affinity,
to watch the picture taking shape as
thread joins thread. Dare to be the
weaver and the loom, creator and
creation, the sower and the sown.
In a moment of stillness, all that
came before is seen as one.
–From Danna Faulds’ Go In and In: Poems from the Heart of Yoga
(a great book for Yogis and for teachers of Yogis.) There’s a long line for the beautiful clothing that BW weaves in Concord at the Emerson Umbrella for the Arts… One thread at a time. She practices with us in West Concord. Thanks B!
4 thoughts on “The Weaver and the Loom”
Love love love it. Made me take a deep breath and say Yes. 🙂 -W
Exactly what I needed to read John. Peace flowing from outside inward…thank you.
Thank you for the gift of this poem. Really made me think about the labels we give things… as well as black and white thinking. In the end it is all interconnected!