A Wild Patience

ImageThe Dreaming Tree, by Christian Schloe

“Three things differentiate living from the soul versus living from ego only. They are: the ability to sense and learn new ways, the tenacity to ride a rough road, and the patience to learn deep love over time. The ego however, has a penchant and a proclivity to avoid learning. Patience is not ego’s strong suit. Enduring in relationship is not it’s forte either. So it is not from the ever-changing ego that we love another, but rather from the wild soul. ‘A wild patience’, as poet Adrienne Rich puts it, is required in order to untangle the bones of love, to learn the meaning of death, to have the tenacity to stay with it. It would be a mistake to think that it takes a muscle-bound hero to accomplish this. It does not. It takes a heart that is willing to die and be born and die and be born again and again.

~Clarissa Pinkola Estes~

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