Footprints in the Windsm # 1129–Sleeping on a question

Footprints in the Windsm # 1129

Sleeping on a question gives you opportunity to lie down beside it close your mouth let the question do its work let it open your heart and ears so it can speak lowly slowly there floating you might brush

Sleep changes the question from something to work on, to talk at, to something which can act on us—silently, like a stream flowing past our tent. It invites the question from outside to in, to take up residence. It forces our mouths closed and our conscious brains to quiet…allows the rocking of the boat to speak and splash and move the loose pieces around, to gather them in the natural crevices of the hull. Soon we see things that were hidden, feel deep common resonances, hear the quiet tones. Through what the night before seemed all tangles, briers, and directionless, we sense subtle paths.

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