One of my great loves in this world is language, so I have decided that on a Friday I will share a bit of writing that caught my imagination and stayed with me long after the book was closed.
HOW TO COMPREHEND HER, BE CLOSE TO HER [The Holy Mother]
The exotic locale is not necessary to apprehend her. She is
found in a shard of glass, in a broken curb, in a hurt heart, and
in any soul knowing or unknowing, yet crazy in love with the
mysteries, with the divine spark, the creative fire – and not
quite so in love with mundane and petty challenges only.
Think of her not in the ways you’ve been told/ sold.
Rather, seek her with your own eyes without blinders
and your own heart without shutters.
Look low instead of high.
Look right under your nose.
She comes in many guises and disguises.
Hidden, right out in the open.
And you will know her immediately by her immaculate
and undivided heart for humanity.
– Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD, Untie the Strong Woman