Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

There is a path (even when we feel lost)

The Path

Great Doubt
Who am I?
Why am I here?
What’s the point?
Why me?
How do I get out of this?

Great Faith
I’m here for a reason
I can trust that I can learn and grow
I trust that other people are worth the struggle
I know that every situation is workable

Great Determination
I’m willing to keep going
I choose to stay
I surrender to what is
                                Margaret J Wheatley

Sometimes life just sucks
big time

sometimes the path not only seems obscure
but downright invisible

sometimes we are stuck in doubt
and we cannot find faith
and without faith

cannot find a good reason for the next step
and so
and so

we want to run
we want to quit
we want to deny

and we put so much energy
in the wrong places

and things don’t get better
we just get angry
and we point fingers

and we wander through the corridors of our minds
lost and confused
tripping over old events
old thoughts
old failures
old angers and resentments

stumbling around in the dark


but there is a path
which begins with honest questions
and honest answers
which embraces faith
in above all else
one’s self
but also in the care and concern of others

there is a path
that leads us out of the world of darkness and debris
into a place of growth
and change

and so we keep walking
one step
one faltering step
at a time

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