I want to live a spiritual life.
I want to live my days in awe of the perfection,
the holiness around me.
I want to soak it in,
like the world soaks in the first ray of sunshine
as it illuminates the ground
and everything stirs with life.
I want to realize each morning that morning has not broken,
stirred...begun...crept in...arrived! -
with the potential of everything.
Whole. Still. Silent
and waiting for me to perceive it,
I want to feel the
of myself as I fall into another day of
imperfect, unprepared, incredible
I want to feel my heart in my work
and my work in my heart
and I want to work within the trust of
the rhythm of the Universe
and the power of Everything.
I want to let my trust in what is holy
wash over me
like the comfort a sunset brings
when you know, without a doubt, that the sun will rise again.
I want to know that, today, my heart plays a Celtic tune,
and I want to sit with someone whose heart sings the blues.
We could jam together in a sort of existential peace
so much larger than ourselves that we know
we are existing in a spectacular, awe-inspiring moment of syncopation
-and a third power that surrounds us-
will ever know.
I want to exist in such a way that I know
I am one with everything. I want to know that
anywhere I could possibly go, I am expected
and waited for
and longed for
and as I enter, humbly,
I will be embraced and welcomed.
Then, I will allow into my self
all the parts of me-
the experiences, memories, aspects of who I am that
I have not yet encountered.
I will feel the power and the trust of a world
that is holding infinite space
for me to move through
and I will trust
the power that supports me
and guides me even
when I go in ways
I should not have chosen.
And I will trust in what is difficult.
I will believe in what is hard, for I know
that even in those moments I am
within the arms of a light so strong
I will not step outside it.
Even if my ears were deafened
and my eyes blinded
I will know
things are meant to be the way they are.
(Then, when I feel the warmth of the sun on my cheek,
the vibration of a person's heart
and I am moved by the power of a sunset,
I know both everything and nothing is happening
and the guidance of these moments
leads me back to my soul).
I choose to spend my days
feeling, trusting, being...
with the ears of my soul
and the eyes of my heart
living the simple complexity of a spiritual life.