The limits of our longing

“Go to the limits of your
longing”
says Rilke
What are the limits of my longing?
“I am the silence
not grasped by the mind”
says Thunder, Perfect Mind
What is the silence my mind cannot grasp?

Does longing have any limits? Can it? And yet…it is our far longing to which we pay not enough attention, the thing we most deeply want and most deeply cover over.

Can silence ever be grasped by mind? Mind knows no silence. Mind fears silence because it cannot grasp it. Grasping suggests limits and silence is boundless.

So the limits of my longing are in this silence ungrasped and ungraspable. There is something boundless in me, in us, in together, and this is of God.

:- Doug.

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