Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Winter Solstice (by Suzie)

     One of my favorite essays on spirituality comes from Amy Martin. Here is how it begins
We are spinning.
Like the Sufi mystic who whirls as a spiritual practice, this planet rotates on its axis. We see this every morning, as we spin toward the sun and it appears to rise, and in the evening, it appears to set. The moon spins on its axis and orbits around us, and we spin together as we orbit around the sun. The sun spins on its own majestic axis as it orbits around the black hole at the center of this magnificent galaxy we call the Milky Way.

And at the most elemental level are the spinning atoms that coalesce to make all of matter, including you.

Circles inside circles inside spirals in the sky. All of it, supported by the dark.