Patience: Darkness and light, conscious and unconscious

REAL CONSIDERATIONS IN TEACHING AND HELPING A SOUL!

Teacher as Transformer

Night after night, darkness enters the face of the lily which, lightly, closes its five walls around itself, and its purse of honey, and its fragrance, and is content to stand there in the garden, …

Source: Patience: Darkness and light, conscious and unconscious

The link includes a lovely picture of lily accompanied by a Mary Oliver poem, The Lily. The poem reminds me of the passage from Luke describing the lilies and wild flower, just being and growing.

Nature is what it is. There is a mindfulness in its creation and how it dresses. The lilies wait in their splendor for us to notice them and realize how they are always present. Nature and lilies teach us. To paraphrase Confucius, they open the door and we enter when we are ready.

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

2 thoughts on “Patience: Darkness and light, conscious and unconscious

  1. awmaynard802

    I wrote a poem titled Darkness to Light. It’s religious, so you might not like it. I’ll send you a copy n’ you tell me what you do and don’t like

    On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 11:16 PM, By the Mighty Mumford wrote:

    > Jonathan Caswell posted: “REAL CONSIDERATIONS IN TEACHING AND HELPING A > SOUL!” >

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