the first thing… David Whyte


David Whyte - descent to troutbeck


My Comment:

How easily do we miss this very first step, this step of ‘no step’ – of stepping back and turning around to meet ourself. How quickly does our mind – that is the accumulation of memories of the past – Velcro on to the ‘need to please’ and the urge to be acknowledged and accepted by those we perceive as being ‘others’?

This is David Whyte’s meditation on that first step, which is the last step:


Start close in,
don’t take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
close in,
the step
you don’t want to take. Continue reading