Heart Reading … Day 101

Moss: the foundation of life — and love
  • everything terrible is really something helpless that wants help from us [inspired by Rilke]
  • the belittling of anyone’s attempt to name a context within which they were wounded, were made victim, is a form of shaming. It is psychological terrorism. Shaming breaks our hearts [inspired by Alice Miller]
  • that which is rendered separate or strange through fear is made whole through perfect love [inspired by scripture]
  • as we begin to simplify … we recover our capacity to be sensual (i.e. we come to our senses) [inspired by Adrienne Rich]
  • to live fully we would need to let go of our fear of dying. That fear can only be addressed by the love of living. We move away from this worship of death by challenging the patriarchy, creating peace, working for justice, and embracing a love ethic [inspired by Thomas Merton and Matthew Fox]
  • with true love individuals feel in touch with each other’s core identity [inspired by Rilke and Eric Butterworth]
  • we might be living in a world that would be even more alienated and violent if caring women did not do the work of teaching men who have lost touch with themselves how to live again. This labor of love is futile only when the men in question refuse to awaken, refuse growth. [inspired by Guy Corneau]



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Karen Willard Ribeiro

Karen Willard Ribeiro

Beyond Karen: emerging from the depths of an epic epithet is available at innerfortune.com and at your favorite independent bookseller. Thanks for reading.