Seeking the generative field

I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.*
Joseph Campbell

I want to know I have lived.

The important thing may not be for me to see the fruit,
Perhaps I will have to take these by faith.

The important thing,
Or so it seems,
Is to know I am doing the right things,
Most of the time,
For the sake of others.

For this, I open my mind:
Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts.
I open my heart,
Feelings, feelings, feelings.
But beyond these,
A generative field field of
possibility, possibility, possibility.

religion and philosophy
what I’d learned in the churches and schools
were all too heavy
for this travelling life
all that remained to me was poetry
but a poetry
as unobtrusive as breathing
a poetry like the wind
and the maple leaf
that I spoke to myself
moving over the land**

*From Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth;
**Kenneth White, from Philip Newell’s Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul.

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