One of the most beautiful blogs in the world—could it be: the most beautiful? or: the most beautifully written?—is Tony Lawlor’s blog: Dwelling Here Now. I have just come upon it today. And wow!
Tony is an architect and author. He says he is writing this blog to explore questions like—How do we live well on this planet? And: how can we find openings to dwelling here with wisdom, connection, creativity and delight? He not only asks the right questions: he points to where the answers may lie.
Here’s an excerpt from one of his blogs, which talks about Truth at the Edge
In the collective mind, the edge has an aura of romance… If you've found yourself at the edge, you know there's no glamour there. Actually being at the edge is clinging to the lip of the known and staring in the unknowable. It's realizing that the beliefs, love, possessions, physical stamina and whatever else stabilizes the center no long applies to emerging circumstances; new energies and insights must be accessed. The edge doesn't glorify the ego; that is the work of the center.
The edge is not a vacation choice or a thrilling distraction from the tedium of living. No rational person willingly ventures there. ..The edge is not the glowing horizon between heaven and earth. It's the faint border crossing between the wasteland and the unknown land.
At the edge, there's no turning back. Behind is the corpse of a life that no longer breathes. Ahead is the fear of annihilation in the abyss. Yet, the opportunity of being at the edge is dying to the known to discover revitalizing energies in the unknowable… The edge is not a dividing line separating hope from fear. It's the mixture of hope and fear that ignites the strange sparks of new creation.
I read Truth at the Edge this morning and then this afternoon, read more of his posts. I thought to myself: this is wonderful, wonderful writing: simple, profound, moving, generous, insightful and elegant.
Go to his site here. Read with a growing sense of wonder. You will not be disappointed!
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