Fire and rose, March 6, 2018
Quote: TS Eliot, excerpt from Little Gidding, Four Quartets
With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this Calling
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always–
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flames are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.
Gathering music: “When the FIre and Rose are One” by John Fahey, found here.
Guided meditation: “The Fire of Emotional Freedom” by David Ji found on Insight Timer app.
Sit in silence, for up to 30 min. Read quote before and after silence.
More information about Deep Listening Meditation group may be found here, including a link to Insight Timer app.