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Dojo Day 3

By Jen Cohen

 Day 3 of 3, Read Day One and Day Two.

Reflection:

I give myself away to these questions and let the poems alter me. I invite you to do the same.

Inquiry:

  • What are you made for?
  • How do you deal with loss?
  • Do you have to earn love?
  • What is your current name for god?
  • How do you feel loved?
  • How do you know you are loving someone?
  • What are the conversations you need to step into?

Poetry:

No Going Back
No, no, there is no going back.
Less and less you are
that possibility you were.
More and more you have become
those lives and deaths
that have belonged to you.
You have become a sort of grave
containing much that was
and is no more in time, beloved
then, now, and always.
And so you have become a sort of tree
standing over a grave.
Now more than ever you can be
generous toward each day
that comes, young, to disappear
forever, and yet remain
unaging in the mind.
Every day you have less reason
not to give yourself away.

~ Wendell Berry

 

 

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