The Still Point

Happy New Year to come dear Jade Mountains readers and Face Book Friends.

At the still point of the turning world.
Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is.
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered, either movement from nor towards.
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
there would be no dance. And there is only the dance.
Burnt Norton, T.S.Eliot

Tomorrow I leave Mt. Shasta on a Greyhound bus heading towards Eugene Oregon. It has been a good stay at the monastery and now I’m heading back to England arriving mid February. Hopefully there will be space enough to make some posts here on Jade Mountains.

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5 thoughts on “The Still Point”

  1. Good wishes go with you both for your coming journeys and the New Year ahead. Looking forward to more posts from you .

  2. Safe journey, dear Mugo. I’m sorry we weren’t able to meet up this time around.

    The Still-Point poetic reference was the perfect one for this time of year. Now that I live off-grid and so intimately with darkness, the still point of the Solstice resonates strongly with me.

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