David Whyte on Love – ‘Much has been said’

Beauty and depth, from David. Here’s the text, for those of our readers who have trouble seeing Facebook posts through the link:-


Much has been said about the eternal and untouchable nature of love, its tidal ungovernable forces and its emergence from beyond the ordinary, but love may find its fullest, most imagined and most courageous form when it leaves the abstractions and safety of the timeless, the eternal and the untouchable to make its promises amidst the fears, vulnerabilities and disappearances of our difficult, touchable and time bound world. To love and to witness love in the face of possible loss and to find the mystery of love’s promise in the shadow of that loss, in the shadow of the ordinary and in the shadow of our own inevitable disappearance may be where the eternal source of all of our origins stands in awe of the full consequences of everything it has set in motion.

Night Thoughts
© David Whyte and Many Rivers Press 2014

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling Exeter since 1994



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