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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Watercolor Wednesday | Here.

from this morning's walk
Here

It's always here, the silent
underpinning, the foundation
beneath the foundation. When
I reach deep enough into darkness,

inside fear, self-doubt, aversion or
despair, there's something so intact
I almost miss it in my focus on
brokenness. It's always here, this

ground of being. Like the water in 
which fish swim, it's easy to overlook
the eloquence of truth. It's here, this
guiding presence, this calm, abiding

stillness. It's here when I don't try 
to make life any more or less than
what it is, when I stop trying to be
right. It's here when I unclench my

fists and breathe, when I let go of the
demand to make life smooth or easy.
It's here, the oneness underlying
multiplicity, the exquisite "is-ness"

of everything. I could shout it from 
the rooftops, but it's true no matter
what I say, and I know you'll find
it in your own time, your own way,

that precious moment when you 
choose to meet life exactly as it is.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Lydia said...

Lovely poem!

Wednesday, 03 August, 2016  
Blogger margene said...

That poem is so right on. Thank you, Mary.

Wednesday, 03 August, 2016  
Blogger Carole Julius said...

That's a fantastic poem and reflects really well why I practice meditation. Beautiful watercolor, too.

Thursday, 04 August, 2016  

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