• Fe Robinson

Sweet darkness

I read this beautiful piece when resting with David Whyte’s River Flow, and wanted to share it. For me it gives such a sense of the expanse of our world, our freedom, and the way we ourselves can constrain our energy and aliveness. What does it say to you?

Time to go into the dark

where the night has eyes

to recognise its own.

There you can be sure

you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your home


The night will give you a horizon

further than you can see.

You must learn one thing.

The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds

except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet

confinement of your aloneness

to learn

anything or anyone

that does not bring you alive

is to small for you.

David Whyte

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