“The bottom of the well. For many, this sentence brings the feeling of self-distrust. Only a few of us know that the deeper the hole you dig, the greatest treasures you may find.”
To date, there has been a total of 229K deaths in the United States from COVID-19, and of course this continues to grow.
And so, as we can all imagine, there is now a deep tsunami of grief, moving and growing throughout the country and the world.
At this point, and on this scale, it may feel impossible to believe we can deal with any of it; however, David Whyte shares, that until each of us begins to slip beneath the surface of this grief, and into this deep change we have faced, we will never understand or discover the deep source of life, or receive the transformation and healing that is waiting for us all, in these dark waters below.
The Well of Grief – David Whyte
Those who will not slip beneath
the still surface on the well of grief,
turning down through its black water
to the place we cannot breathe,
will never know the source from which we drink,
the secret water, cold and clear,
nor find in the darkness glimmering,
the small round coins,
thrown by those who wished for something else.