Living as both the potter and the clay …. shaping, shifting, evolving, transforming

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I had created a post about “being the hammer, not the  nail…”
After posting those ideas, I was really uncomfortable with the images.
I realized that I actually “live” in a more subtle manner,
not hammering, not pounding…
(although more of that might be helpful)
but living with more gentleness….
perhaps a bit more like a potter and the clay?

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Having the flexibility and agility to shift back and forth
from being like the potter…
doing, shaping, flexing
to being more like the clay…
shifting, flowing, evolving
back and forth…back and forth
from “doing” to “being”
from giving to receiving
from shaping to shifting
the flexibility, the agility…to be like both the potter and the clay
back and forth…back and forth

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 using the “gifts” of the potter…

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and the “gifts” of  the clay

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in both roles…
both as the potter and the clay,
using gentleness, steadiness, calmness and sensitivity

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so simple,
but sometimes seeming complex
back and forth, back and forth

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at times seeming complex
but
…simple as can be…

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simple as can be

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11 Responses to Living as both the potter and the clay …. shaping, shifting, evolving, transforming

  1. suzicate says:

    I really like this…I tend to shift back and forth between the potter and the clay, too. This was a message I needed today…that both roles are gifts in themselves.

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  2. Love the photos. Yes, I really like this image and the verbs you used associated with this.

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  3. This is so beautiful Kathy – like poetry in motion.
    from being like the potter…
    doing, shaping, flexing
    to being more like the clay…
    shifting, flowing, evolving
    back and forth…back and forth
    from “doing” to “being”
    from giving to receiving
    from shaping to shifting

    so much of wisdom and grace in this.

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  4. auntyuta says:

    “a really positive metaphor” yes, I think this is what it is. I would like to live with all these things that you describe as gifts. Maybe the gift of ‘calmness’ is what I especially need!
    Thanks for this beautiful post and for the link to yesterday’s post of suzicate!

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  5. I’m so happy the ideas resonate with you….and yes, “calmness”….wouldn’t that be lovely to have on a consistent basis? I think the ideas in suzicate’s post are so special…happy you followed the link to there.

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  6. Joni says:

    Getting into the flow of life is like this….though sometimes our emotions cause us to go back to the hammering style?

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