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Today’s mindfulness moment features Heather, True Nature Wilderness Therapy founder, reading a poem by David Whyte.

The World Was

Made to be free in


When your eyes are tired

the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone,

no part of the world can find you.

It's time to go into the dark

where the night has eyes

to recognize its own.

There you can be sure

you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your home


The night will give you a horizon

further than you can see.

You must learn one thing.

The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds

except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness

and the sweet

confinement of your aloneness

to learn

anything or anyone

that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

… ‘Sweet Darkness’

From ‘The House of Belonging’

Poems by David Whyte

© David Whyte and Many Rivers Press

Heather Hendrie

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