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GROUND, by David Whyte

…is what lies beneath our feet. It is the place where we already stand; a state of recognition, the place or the circumstances to which we belong whether we wish to or not. It is what holds and supports us, but also what we do not want to be true; it is what challenges us, physically or psychologically, irrespective of our abstract needs. It is the living, underlying foundation that tells us what we are, where we are, what season we are in and what, no matter what we wish in the abstract, is about to happen in our body, in the world or in the conversation between the two. To come to ground is to find a home in circumstances and to face the truth, no matter how difficult that truth may be; to come to ground is to begin the courageous conversation, to step into difficulty and by taking that first step, begin the movement through all difficulties at the same time, to find the support and foundation that has been beneath our feet all along, a place to step onto, a place on which to stand and a place from which to step.

-David Whyte

David Whyte is an English poet. His book The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America topped the bestseller charts in the US.  Born: November 2, 1955 Mirfield, United Kingdom.
A true sage of our times, his poetry appears in many spiritual publications.  We have many of books available in our Amazon store, and highly recommend the audio versions (or if you get the chance, hear him live, it’s a treat for the ears, the mind, the heart and the soul.)