Lost in the forest on a dark night admin posted Sun, 2011-03-13 20:23 0 David Whyte speaks on the importance of intuition, which the seers use to move in the dark. One day seemingly like any other we realize that the game is up, because we realize we're playing it. We stand still, and ask ourselves how we can move into something more real, more alive. We ask ourselves what it means to have radical change in our life, and then a door opens. "In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in the dark wood where the true way was wholly lost." -- Dante Alighieri The answer comes with the question, "How do you know you're on your path, because it disappears. That's how you know. How do you know that you're really doing something radical, because you can't see where you're going. That's how you know." David Whyte speaks on intuition, which transcends all noise, and reveals our true path. We then stand consciously face to face with this path in the dark forest, and ask "What do I do when I'm lost in the forest?" "Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, and you must treat it as a powerful stranger, must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches are the same to Wren. If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, you are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows where you are. You must let it find you." -- David Wagner, "Lost" David Whyte explains the three stages that are absolutely necessary to finding your way when lost in the forest on a dark night. Firstly you must be in the present moment, and be conscious of all your commitments, demons, and gifts, so that you can truly know where you stand in the Here and Now. Secondly, you must develop your ability to remain in profound silence to transcend the racing reasons of doubt, and take up courage to move into the direction of the heart. By holding your attention on profound silence, you will flourish in unlimited expansion as the universe reveals itself. Stand still. "If you go out and confirm the ten thousand things, this is delusion; if you let the ten thousand things come and confirm you, this is enlightenment." -- Dogen Zenji The universe confirms our existence, as we confirm it. Stand still and the forest will find you, the omens will reveal the path, and courageous faith will guide you to follow them. All things will confirm you, and you will confirm them. Therefore through mutual intuitive understanding that we are one, you will find your way through the forest on a dark night. "I'm lost in the woods, I'm out of my mind, And if I Go, To slow down some, I'm lost in the woods, I'm out of my mind, If I'm going to still, Slow down the time, I'm lost in the woods,
I'm down on my line, I'm building a city, Down the tide, I'm lost in the world, I'm down my whole tide, I'm losing the city, And im down for the time, Down for the time say shes down for the night, I'm never lonely no, Down for the time, I'm lost in the world, I'm down for the time, I'm new to the city, Down for the night, Down for the night, Down for the night." -- Kanye West, "Lost In The World"