Identity and small protective stories

depth oceanThe task is to shift the identity more toward the movable conversation that stands behind us, a deep undercurrent we can tap into that carries on unconcerned with the surface tribulations. In this depth we try to create a real silence in which to keep our long-standing, well-established, self-protective stories away, to let ourselves alone so we can experience the physical vulnerability of the question and be transformed by it. We give these smaller protective stories away so that we can see how they come back to us once we have established a larger way of being in the world.

David Whyte, The Three Marriages

One thought on “Identity and small protective stories

  1. I found your blog recently by accident and I’m so happy I did. In just a few lines you invoke such profound introspection. It is beautiful, poetic and a magnificent way to start the day. Thank you.

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