Friday, April 08, 2011
From Julia Cameron's 'The Vein of Gold':
Life flows like a river. We can skim the surface or plunge more deeply into our experience. It is solitude that encourages and permits the experience of depth. No wonder so many of us avoid it. The currents of our emotions frighten us. We sense powerful forces moving in the depth of our being. These forces often frighten us, and so we avoid contact. We become distracted by the surface of our lives. Our thoughts scuttle and dart like water bugs skating on the glassy sheen of current events. Leading lives of quick, shallow contacts, we yearn for something deeper, but even the yearning may disturb us.