Her Talking Cure

"...here there is no place that does not see you." (Rilke)

meghill

meghill
Location
West Virginia, U.S.A
Birthday
December 16
Title
poet, writer, teacher, student, wife and mom
Bio
Semi-retired and on the road: a threshold existence informed by myth, Jung, great Christian theology, episcopal church, poetry, prayer and transcendental meditation (TM).

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MARCH 4, 2012 12:42PM

Looking for a Way Out...

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Another week has blown by. I know this by the fact that this is the day my hubby and I do our weekly trip to the big city to haunt the book stores, try to find a movie that looks appealing, starts at the right time of day, and generally get our civilized bearings once again. Only I don’t feel so civilized even after our weekly trip to town. The thing is I’m struggling here.

I thought I’d enjoy this mountain retreat being holed up in this cabin at the bottom of a West Virginia holler where you need a 4-wheel drive to get in or out. And some days I do. I love the silence, the fact that the phone never rings, there’s no tv and the radio is iffy. It’s me and my faithful computer. Thank god for internet. I sit here in my mountain of books and notes and cups of tea. A writer’s dream life, right?

Anyway, all this being said, having blithely tossed out my rather facile post on the notion of grace versus enlightenment, I must follow up with some discussion. So I have made a plan to break things down a bit and try to put up something once a week anyway. What follows will be the first of a four part series I intend to write over the next few weeks on the nature of spiritual practice as I’ve come to understand it. To be continued, the force be with me....

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Lots of people find that their ideal surroundings don't work out so well in practice.

I live in solitude in the country - but I have all the media, and I can blithely drive out and to town any time I want.
Solitude is best when one can choose when to enter or leave. Daily I learn how to work with this gift I've been given. Thanks for comment. . It's all good.