“There is time left—
fields everywhere invite you into them.
And who will care, who will chide you if you wander away from wherever you are, to look for your soul?
To put one’s foot into the door of the grass, which is the mystery, which is death as well as life, and not be afraid!
To set one’s foot in the door of death, and be overcome with amazement!
To sit down, like a weed among weeds, and rustle in the wind. ~~
I have chanced, among the quick things, upon the immutable.
What more could one ask?
And I would touch the faces of the daisies, and I would bow down “
Excerpts from “have you ever tried to enter the long black branches” by Mary Oliver
“You cannot change and remain the same.” —Manouso Manos.
Ardha Matsyendrāsana II. Half-lord of the fishes (sage Matsyendra who was a fish who overheard Shiva teaching yoga to Parvati (Shakti), and who understood Yoga, then was granted human embodiment) pose