Sunday, May 16, 2010

Life enters us from behind

However smart we may be,
 however rich and clever or loving or charitable or spiritual or impeccable,
 it doesn't help us at all. 
The real power comes in to us from the beyond.
 Life enters us from behind, 
where we are sightless,
 and from below, 
where we do not understand. 
And unless we yield to the beyond, 
and take our power and might and honor and glory 
from the unseen, from the unknown,
 we shall continue empty.

~  D. H. Lawrence