Happy Holidays to all my depth colleagues! I had to pass on this lovely note from Micheal Eigen. He sent it out on Christmas morning. I was reading it, read it aloud to my family as we were having coffee, and getting ready for posole and tamales...a New Mexico breakfast on this fine morning. We were all moved by the inspiration, so I thought I'd pass it on. Have a wonderful ending to the year and beginning to newness ahead!
Here's Eigen:
In The Birth of Experience, I explore a sense that we have of being born all life long. We are never completely born. Further birth is always possible.
From my psychological point of view, the Christian calendar marks this experiential rhythm, what I call a rhythm of faith. Tonight, the birth of the Holy Spirit,  a generative Presence, something in us that lives creatively. Birth, followed in the Spring by death and resurrection. A  sequence that characterizes moment to moment, hour by hour, day by day, year by year experience. Now we are more alive, now we are less alive,  dying out, coming back, movements that go on and on, mood to mood,  through a life. Sensitivity to the subtle shifts, the rise and fall and rise again of aliveness hums in the background of our beings,  always with the possibility of something new, not quite the same, a sense of aliveness never quite felt this way before.The whole sequence of birth, agony, rebirth in a single moment or  going through things, coming through. 
In this spirit, the baby within, births to come, my warm wishes for a good holiday season and New Year, fresh and caring, with new heart.
Michael Eigen

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Comment by Laura Lewis-Barr on December 26, 2013 at 10:14am

Thank you for sharing this.  That moment to moment breathing in the mystery is my goal.

Comment by Mark Sipowicz on December 25, 2013 at 11:39am

New birth, in the spirit of the cycle and wheel, Renewal! Here, there, and there, again, and yes here again. This life of living the the symbols and enacting them is a rich deep and good life. Warm blessings to you all friends!

Comment by Bonnie Bright on December 25, 2013 at 11:23am

This is lovely, Paul. Thank you for sharing, and wishing everyone the archetypal experience of new birth at this time...Happy holidays!

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