In the Blaze of Your Presence, Episode 164

What does it take to allow ourselves to be who we are, and to allow other people to be who they are? What happens when we relate to one another from a deep respect for our own goodness, power and care, and a deep respect for the goodness, power and care of others? This episode of Turning Towards Life is a conversation about the possibility of being in relationship in a way that allows us to bring the world alive for one another, hosted as always by Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace.

This is Turning Towards Life, a weekly live 30 minute conversation hosted by Thirdspace in which Justin Wise and Lizzie Winn dive deep into big questions of human living. Find us on FaceBook to watch live and join in the lively conversation on this episode. We’re also on YouTube, and as a podcast on Apple, Google and Spotify. You can find videos of every episode, and more about the project on the Turning Towards Life website.

Our source this week is brought to us by Lizzie, and was written by John Welwood:

Great Perfection

You bring the world alive each moment,
In the freshness of your look,
Your touch, your waking.
Recognise this, your creation, at last.
It is always arising anew,
In each moment of looking freshly,
Letting everything happen as it does,
without making something out of it.

You thought you were cold and hungry,
Wandering lost in an alien place,
But now you can see:
This world is your light show,
Everything shining and shimmering,
In the blaze of your presence.
Be glad then.
Go forth nakedly
and claim your royal seat.

John Welwood

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