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David Whyte - Rest

Посвящается субботе.

Очень приблизительный и быстрый кусочек перевода (в оригинале каждое слово взвешено до грамма).

Из этого описания этапов становится ясно, что можно отдыхать, но не отдохнуть. И одновременно, что отдых можно было бы находить в каждом (каждом!) выдохе, если уметь...



"В первый момент есть ощущение остановки, отказа от того, что мы делали или какими были. В следующий момент возникает ощущение медленного возвращения домой, физического возврата в тело непринуждаемого и незатравленного себя, как попытка вспомнить дорогу или даже место назначения. В третьем состоянии есть ощущение исцеления, прощения себя и прибытия. В четвертый момент, глубоко в самой первичной смене вдохов и выдохов, есть давать и получать, благославлять и благославляться, и способность испытывать восторг от всего этого. На пятом этапе возникает ощущение абсолютной готовности и присутствия, радость и предвкушение мира во всех его формах; ощущение присутствия на встрече между внутренним и внешним, и тогда получение сообщения и ответ на него происходят в едином спонтанном движении."

Отдохнув, мы готовы к миру, но не взяты им в заложники, отдохнув, нас снова заботят верные вещи, верные люди, верным способом. Отдыхая, мы пересматриваем цели, которые делают нас более щедрыми, более смелыми, более приглашающими, тем, кого мы хотим помнить, и кого захотят запомнить другие."

David Whyte
December 26, 2015


is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be. Rest is the essence of giving and receiving; an act of remembering, imaginatively and intellectually but also physiologically and physically. To rest is to give up on the already exhausted will as the prime motivator of endeavor, with its endless outward need to reward itself through established goals. To rest is to give up on worrying and fretting and the sense that there is something wrong with the world unless we are there to put it right; to rest is to fall back literally or figuratively from outer targets and shift the goal not to an inner static bull’s eye, an imagined state of perfect stillness, but to an inner state of natural exchange.

The template of natural exchange is the breath, the autonomic giving and receiving that forms the basis and the measure of life itself. We are rested when we are a living exchange between what lies inside and what lies outside, when we are an intriguing conversation between the potential that lies in our imagination and the possibilities for making that internal image real in the world; we are rested when we let things alone and let ourselves alone, to do what we do best, breathe as the body intended us to breathe, to walk as we were meant to walk, to live with the rhythm of a house and a home, giving and taking through cooking and cleaning. When we give and take in an easy foundational way we are closest to the authentic self, and closest to that self when we are most rested. To rest is not self indulgent, to rest is to prepare to give the best of ourselves, and to perhaps, most importantly, arrive at a place where we are able to understand what we have already been given.

In the first state of rest is the sense of stopping, of giving up on what we have been doing or how we have been being. In the second, is the sense of slowly coming home, the physical journey into the body’s un-coerced and un-bullied self, as if trying to remember the way or even the destination itself. In the third state is a sense of healing and self-forgiveness and of arrival. In the fourth state, deep in the primal exchange of the breath, is the give and the take, the blessing and the being blessed and the ability to delight in both. The fifth stage is a sense of absolute readiness and presence, a delight in and an anticipation of the world and all its forms; a sense of being the meeting itself between inner and outer, and that receiving and responding occur in one spontaneous movement.

A deep experience of rest is the template of perfection in the human imagination, a perspective from which we are able to perceive the outer specific forms of our work and our relationships whilst being nourished by the shared foundational gift of the breath itself. From this perspective we can be rested while putting together an elaborate meal for an arriving crowd, whilst climbing the highest mountain or sitting at home surrounded by the chaos of a loving family.

Rested, we are ready for the world but not held hostage by it, rested we care again for the right things and the right people in the right way. In rest we reestablish the goals that make us more generous, more courageous, more of an invitation, someone we want to remember, and someone others would want to remember too.

‘REST’ From
CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.
© David Whyte & Many Rivers Press 2015



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Mar. 10th, 2016 11:05 pm (UTC)
спасибо! вау, как здорово!
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