Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dag Hammarskjöld sums it up

I recently read Dag Hammarskjöld's Markings. A collection of his diary reflections and was deeply touched.

"To preserve the silence within--amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens--no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.”

When the sense of the earth unites with the sense of one's body, one becomes earth of the earth, a plant among plants, an animal born from the soil and fertilizing it. In this union, the body is confirmed in its pantheism.

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