What keeps us alive

 

Vincent's Starry Night

What keeps us alive, what allows us to endure?

I think it is the hope of loving,
or being loved.

I heard a fable once about the sun going on a journey
to find its source, and how the moon wept
without her lover’s
warm gaze.

We weep when light does not reach our hearts. We wither
like fields if someone close
does not rain their
kindness
upon
us.

Meister Eckart, German Mystic (c. 1260 – c. 1327)

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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2 Responses to What keeps us alive

  1. Glerikud says:

    “The love is just like the shine of the Sun, what can be deprived from us by the clouds. But the Sun is still on the sky. Life sometimes gives us happiness, sometimes dissapointment, but it doesn’t make the love inside us lesser.” – Benjamin Shield (free translation)

  2. Michaela says:

    Yes. What hurts is the separation. And this is a personal choice. It ha nothing to do with anyone else. This is what it is about.

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