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.


Unknown 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!

Anonymous said...

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

Jennifer Richardson said...

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

Unknown 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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