words to help calm our hurting and worrying hearts

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by wisernow, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. wisernow

    wisernow wisernow

    Hi Folks:

    I came across this today and thought I would share. If others have favourites please share as well.

    The Peace of Wild Things”
    by Wendell Berry, Special Contributor
    When despair for the world grows in me
    and I wake in the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
    waiting with their light. For a time
    I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
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  2. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Beautiful. Thank you.
  3. Kalahou

    Kalahou Active Member

    I have known this Wendell Berry poem for a long time. A great favorite.
    How well all of us here know this ache and pain.
    Oh! To know this peace! I've been training myself here not to "tax my life with the forethought of grief." It's enough to deal with it when it happens.
    Thanks for sharing, @wisernow