to recognize the gods in me and the gods in other men and women

“This is what I believe: That I am I. That my soul is a dark forest. That my known self will never be more than a little clearing in the forest. That gods, strange gods, come forth from the forest into the clearing of my known self, and then go back. That I must have the courage to let them come and go. That I will never let mankind put anything over me, but that I will try always to recognize and submit to the gods in me and the gods in other men and women. There is my creed.”

-D.H. Lawrence

Thank you to Patti Digh’s beautiful blog, 37 Days, for reminding me of this beautiful passage.

2 thoughts on “to recognize the gods in me and the gods in other men and women”

  1. Wow- just reading your tweets. You are an “outcast” at drop off?? You choose to send your kids to a super elite, expensive, exclusive school- you fit right in! You are wealthy (jetting off for weekends, family vacations, etc). You live a life of privilege and surround yourself with same people!! Try drop off at your local public school. I guess viewing yourself as an “outcast” makes you superior to your fellow wealthy parents. Oh, boo hoo you have a full time job (with sitters, summer camp, any help needed for kids is easy for you to obtain). Admit it- you are wealthy and have so many luxuries that the average mom does not have. How about being grateful and acknowledge who you really are!!

  2. I actually think that if you read my blog you will see that I routinely acknowledge my privilege and good fortunate. That doesn’t keep me from feeling different in many situations, which is what I am referring to. I am hugely grateful.

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