Following our own star through the door to Tomorrow.
To be a true seeker, is to hold the essence of a simple prayer in our hearts: the wish to be whole and to be home.
This is a guide to the art of seeking and following the way, through endings, grief, disappearance and the way in which we are unmade by life, to make us ready to face the threshold, and finally to make a new peace again with the hand of ours reaching from beyond the veil of knowing, inviting us ever forward, to Tomorrow.
The poems and encouragements in Stepping Through―a village of voices―meet the reader in the spirit of guidance and companionship along the journey of necessary threshing, about Love and Life and how we navigate our sense of belonging and purpose as our certainty and self-belief waxes and wanes through the tides and seasons of a well lived life.
Rocco Jarman’s work is a blend of stirring poetry and everyday philosophy which opens a window onto the often-troubling but beautiful account of seeking connection, meaning and belonging in our lives. The work reflects a deep understanding of the human psyche which is both powerfully compassionate and aspirating to the soul.
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AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
If your journey does not break you along the way, there is a high chance you are going the wrong way, or so often you aren’t actually going anywhere at all.
If your work doesn’t feel like a kind of coming home, you should know, there is something out there waiting for you. And there is something inside you that wants to live in the world. It does not have to be how you make your money, it might be an art or an instrument. It could be a way we agree to belong to the great secret of life, a way we agree to listen to the voice of a place, or the way we decide to show up for someone.
If you are on a true path to meet your life’s purpose, your work will both break your heart and welcome you home.
You must have the sense and the courage to truly face both.
It is like a star in the sky only we can see. It does not have to be recognisable to anyone else actually, but if we find it, and we chase it, and we give our heart to it, those who know, will see the light of it shining through us.
We all have halos, and when we shine, they shine. Anything that does not light you up is too small to invest all your energy and attention into. That holds true for work, relationships, identities and beliefs.
Any time spent wondering what this might be, asking the impossible question, even if the answer eludes you, is still not time wasted.From IN PURSUIT OF MEANING, STEPPING THROUGH by Rocco Jarman