Life is not a straight line. It's a downpour of gifts, please – hold out your hand

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Thank you for being here. I'm so glad you're here.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I Am



It's not that I don't want to feel
the wind
of a thousand wild storms
or dance in the blaze
of one electrifying  kiss

It's just that, in the midst
of it all
I want to be
clear
like crystal is clear
calm
like that old sleepy oak

So deep down rooted
and wide-armed welcoming
of what
IS

that even when the ground trembles
and crumbles
beneath me

I See
like the mountain Sees

I Am

the life-giving
Breath
at the center
of it all




12 comments :

  1. o. my. goodness.
    i know about wind + kiss.
    + just this week "i am" swam in conversation.
    are you ~n~ i linked at the hip?
    or maybe heart?

    love from your hip ~n~ heart friend, xox rachel
    (+ love your painting!)

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  2. love it Julia. thanks. Jane x

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  3. Your poetry is totally amazing and touches my heart.

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  4. Very beautiful, wishing you all the best for the New Year. love your beautiful words.

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  5. And you are.

    All that, and more, Julia...

    XOXO to you.

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  6. My god, you are amazing! I hear you...

    the peace of Seeing

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  7. beautiful words - put together - simple - powerful

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  8. what an absoultely beautifully written poem, and so true to my heart's desire. thank you. :)

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  9. Everytime I see PAINTED PATH in my inbox I light up with anticipation. You never fail to touch something in me that longs for connection to a kindred. Love to you from DC.

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  10. Thank you, each of you, for your presence, for your words, for your support & love...you sprinkle such magic into my days.

    With a whole ton of love,

    Julia

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  11. painted across the sky, wonder
    blown from the heavens to try
    to touch
    to taste
    to feel
    to be
    all that life has to offer

    thank you for your offering ♥

    I Am is my mantra
    given to me in the 70's it always reminds me that " I am here to experience.. Life "

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What are you thinking/feeling? I'd really love to know...

♥ Julia