I came across this poem by Antonio Machado, which resonated with me when thinking about fears:
“Last night as I was sleeping
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.
That is beautiful.. it reminded me of a poem from a guy I know Pete.. his blog is called ‘Holy bloke’ and worth a look – mindful poetry from a bhuddist perspective 🙂 http://www.holybloke.com/
Don’t keep your failures to yourself
Don’t keep your failures to yourself:
you and they will get lonely.
Share them with those who will listen,
then you and they can transform into joy.
Enjoy your failures as they appear:
like waves approaching the shore,
emerging perfectly formed from the sea;
like the moon emerging from behind a cloud,
illuminating a golden road across the sea.
Celebrate the perfection of your failures
as heartily as your more mundane triumphs,
and then you will double and redouble
the joy you bring into the world.
Can’t find the poem on his website.. but I wrote a blog about it after badly neglecting our garden one year so copied it off that! http://www.jorhodeshomeopathy.co.uk/uncategorized/failure-or-a-different-sort-of-success/
Love it. thank you for sharing!
Really appreciating these, especially the idea of transmuting fears to joy! thanks 😀
Ah wow, just came across this! So beautiful. Thank you. I’m going to write this down somewhere…
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