It is here
Imagine the deliciousness of letting
into the deep
sea of sleep, allowing yourself to
s – t – e – p
you can f sky
or even float
like a boat
in the vastness of the water
from your grasping
It is here
in the most ordinary
of opening yourself
now of what is.
I had fun playing with formatting on this one. At some places it’s difficult to read, although I hope you found it a fun little adventure. ;]
I am reminded that I am not my thoughts; I am the one who sees the flow of thoughts. Those thoughts are simply energy. I do not have to engage with the thoughts. I can simply let their energy move through me.
Of course, it takes practice to learn to let go of thoughts as they come. I’ve built a lifetime of habitual thoughts and there’s a part of me that gets caught up in drama – sometimes my thoughts are running me instead of the other way around. The delicious part of experimenting with letting thoughts move through is starting to notice the thoughts and energy arising.
* This selected this photo of chives blooming in my backyard because there is something open and free about their wild and delicate nature.
One day an invitation comes:
set your burden down.
For just this moment
loosen your grip.
Feel the tension melt away.
As the weight is released,
rest in the available space.
Experience the freedom
that begins to open before you.
Do you ever have days where a tension you’ve been experiencing suddenly loosens, or where something that was bothering you just isn’t on your radar anymore? At times I’ll notice the change without having a clear sense of the point when the shift actually happened.
Sometimes, though, something just keeps holding on, and eventually I tire of carrying the fear or worry around. In those cases, I actively engage in shifting my energy to get closer to where I would like to be. This poem is the advice that came to me one day when I was ready to let go.
* I took this photo at sunset in Locarno, Switzerland on Lake Maggiore.