Inside a Quiet Moment
When we feel as if there is no way
to heal the brokenness of our lives,
and nothing appears to bring us peace
or offer us the warmth we wish for,
there is always a place we can go
to be surrounded by what we need.
To be inside a quiet moment
is to give ourselves an opening
into a place of togetherness,
where we need not be constrained by things,
and thoughts can take shape like roots that spread
wherever earth and water takes them,
and feelings, like rivers, can follow
a path that eventually pours
into an ocean’s immensity.
I could think without manipulating my thoughts
and just let them tell me why they have come to me?
I could let my feelings express themselves freely
without trying to attach them to something else?
my wishes were not embedded in the future
but kept me focused on what’s happening right now?
I could listen as I imagine a poet
listens to the sounds of nature surrounding her?
I could see things as I imagine an artist
looks at something that has captured his attention?
I could touch things as I imagine someone does
who isn’t afraid of belonging everywhere?
Being at home is being in a place of belonging,
a place that wouldn’t be what it is without our presence.
And there are no places in the universe we can be
and not have some kind of an impact just by being there.
Being at home means that we are part of a family,
that we share the way we came into this world with others.
And there is nothing in the universe that does not share
the creative spark of life from which everything has come.
We are always at home because we are always somewhere
that is part of the evolving flow of creative life.
Be a part of where you are right now
and you are at home.
What would it be like to think
that nothing we may experience
can interfere with our daily lives?
What would it be like to live
in the belief that by accepting
whatever comes to us each day
we are participating
in the natural, ongoing flow
of our world’s creativity?
“It” —whatever it may be--
does not interfere with daily life.
Rather, it delineates it:
it gives it a shape with which
to help create a reality
that brings us closer to the truth
of our participation
in the universal unfolding
of a life that belongs to all.
Every “it” we meet in life
is like a doorway into the truth
of our innate togetherness.
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