10.8.14

DAY 543

by the edge of this moment

I have found a place where my soul rests.

I stay there with my endless load of concerns,
with all my shoulds
and my lists
and my wishes
and my projects,
with my limited vision and my laments.

I stay there with my past
and all the still pending issues,
with my resentment
and my frustration
and my lack of understanding
and my grief
and my gratitude.

I stay there with my future
and my anxiety,
with my dreams
and my illusions,
with my fears
and my hopes.

I stay there thinking of all those things,
thinking also that they are heavy burdens on me,
yearning for a sort of explanation
or a revelation
or a relief
or maybe a liberation
and this place never disappoints me.

It can take its time
but I persist.

I stand still in the here, in the now,
in this place where I am one with myself,
awaiting patiently, trusting
and suddenly something is created by the universe.

An everyday miracle,
an unexpected sign...


A tiny turtle which is having a nap subtly illuminated
and seems to know that life is beautiful
even when living can be oddly strange.


9 comments:

Susan Licht said...

beautiful words and image...a wonderful lesson from this sweet little turtle.

CherryPie said...

This is such an adorable image :-)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

We can learn so so much from that turtle can't we? :)

Abigail Davidson said...

So clever to use the turtle as a metaphor!

artatag said...

It is nice to have a place where the soul rests...
Cheers
Gabriele 26

Jennifer Richardson said...

Such a sweet sign of slow and easy does it:)
thanks for sharing the beauty of your musing,
Jennifer

Aga Gasiniak said...

Wise turtle and wise words. Beautiful post, Zena!

Louisette said...

Lovely text with a adorable picture.greeting from Belgium

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have just found your beautiful heartfelt blog. Thanks for everything you share, it resonates. Andrea, Minnesita

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