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David Whyte

Permission to Hide Granted

  HIDINGis a way of staying alive. Hiding is a way of holding ourselves until we are ready to come into the light. Even hiding the truth from ourselves can be a way to come to what we need in our own necessary time. Hiding is one of the brilliant and virtuoso practices of almost every part of the natural world: the protective quiet of an icy northern landscape, the held bud of a future summer rose, the snow bound internal pulse of the hibernating bear. Hiding is underestimated…HIDING From CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.2015 © David Whyte:  There are days when I just want to hide. I don’t want to talk, share, text, like, tweet, or blog. I don’t want to engage with anything other than what is going on inside of me. It may be in my head. A new book brewing, a character showing herself to me. Or it may be in my heart. A memory, a loss, or a brute affront. Or it may be undefined without a location. On these days, I just want to crawl inside me. I don’t necessarily retreat under the blankets, although I may if I choose.  Often, I hide in […]

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