Soggy Bottoms: Down to the River…


*Consider a power greater…
*Wherever you are on the river today….
*From the Soggy, foggy bottoms
*Bring hand and heart into contact

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Take a deep breath, let it out with a sigh.

Consider a power greater…

Wherever you are on the river today….
open to something greater
Open your arms…
Open your chest…
Open your lungs…
Open your hands…
Open your heart….
Close and open again…

For the world and time are the dance of the Lord in emptiness. The silence of the spheres is the music of a wedding feast. The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomena of life, the more we analyze them out into strange finalities and complex purposes of our own, the more we involve ourselves in sadness, absurdity, and despair. But it doesn not matter much, because no despair of ours can alter the reality of things, or stain the joy of the cosmic dance which is always there. Indeed, we are in the midst of it, and it is in the midst of us, for it beats in our very blood, whether we want it to or not. Yet the fact remains that we are invited to forget ourselves on purpose, cast our awful solemnity to the winds and join in the general dance.  Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

From the Soggy, foggy bottoms to the heights we open through stillness, dance or humming along to Wisdom showing us the way.

Bring hand and heart into contact with community joining you today from all over the earth. We move together.

In Oakland this evening we dance on behalf of you and InterPlay at our Million Connections Weekend.

Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh.

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5 Responses to Soggy Bottoms: Down to the River…

  1. Pwll says:

    One of my favorite songs. I like all the “river” songs! The first video was wonderful. I wonder where it was filmed?

  2. Marty Roddy says:

    Here is a link to another river song. “God is a River” is first but all of his songs are great!

    http://www.petermayer.net/video/

  3. KC says:

    we sang that beautiful song as we left the church after my daughter’s memorial service…how perfect to listen again and sit, breathe and watch gorgeous waterfalls and birds, singular entities becoming one ongoing flow…thank you

  4. Laurie Rudel says:

    . . . thank you . . .

  5. CathyAnn says:

    such balm for the soul… thank you!

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