To Come To Ground Is To Find A Home
Ground, is what lies beneath our feet. It is the place where we already stand; a state of recognition, the place or circumstances to which we belong whether we wish to or not. It is what holds and supports us, but also what we do not want to be true; it is what challenges us, physically or psychologically, irrespective of our hoped for needs. It is the living, underlying foundation that tells us what we are, where we are, what season we are in and what, no matter what we wish in the abstract, is about to happen in our body, in the world or in the conversation between the two.
To come to ground is to find a home in circumstances them in the very physical body we inhabit in the mist of the circumstances and above all to face the truth, no matter how difficult the truth maybe; to come to ground is to begin the courageous conversation, to step into difficulty by taking that first step, begin the movement for all difficulties, to find the support and foundation that is been beneath our feet all along: A place to stick onto, a place on which to stand from which to step.