“Our loves and affections cannot be held in some limbo inside of us where they can do no harm. They are too powerful to be held in place. They want to take what they love in their arms. They have set off on a voyage from far inside us to find their home in the clear light of day, and in the intensity of that search they see opportunities and arrivals in our outer lives where we see only difficulties. Our affections and loves will not be denied, but must find a home by being expressed in the world. Work is the ground of their arrival, and ours too. To die inside, is to rob our outside life of any sense of arrival from that interior. Our work is to make ourselves visible in the world.
This is the souls individual journey... ⠀
Where we find obstacles in the physical world, the soul finds a shoreline which is a frontier of arrival between the visible and the invisible. The soul of an individual is the longing inside each person for a greater sense of belonging, for a new country. We go through most workdays forgetting that this grand migratory force exist within us. We may feel a small satisfaction in a step taken, while the soul feels as if it is anchored off the promised land, with just a short row to bring it home. At the level of our souls, no matter the difficulty in our work, or the responsibilities, with the possibility of failure, entire new worlds are coming into being.”
- David Whyte, p. 244 from his book Crossing the Unknown Sea⠀