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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Absolutely Clear



By Hafiz

Don't surrender your loneliness
So quickly.
Let it cut more deep.

Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.

Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My voice
So tender,

My need of God
Absolutely
Clear.


18 comments :

  1. This poem is so profound. This is it. This is why I want to show up to offer this little heart of mine, no matter where I may be in the world's eyes-too this or too that--not enough this, not enough that--I just want to let this closer to the real thing version of me stand there without anything to hide, to find out what the fabric of the stars are really made of. I know that I would find you, my friend, right there up beside me in the night sky. You are so loved. You so love. That much is clear. Thank you for being right there with me, as me. xoxo

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    1. Brooke. You are magic.

      Thank you for your beautiful words and precious presence in my life.

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    1. Double amen!

      Loving you, Rachel.

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  3. It's so essential to completely surrender yourself in faith during these moments in life, isn't that always the lesson that we learn over and over again? Things will always move forward when we trust. I love you so much my sweet, kind, full of love sister.
    Xoxo
    Amy

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    1. Yes, Amy, that seems to always be the lesson.

      Thank you for being right here. I love you a ton.

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  4. This is so beautiful. Our loneliness leads us to lush gardens reserved for only those with space enough to receive.

    Sometimes I treat my loneliness like a crying infant, running to pacify the tears. I've been known to use chocolate, or pasta to distract myself from that achy hole called loneliness. Of course it's a delicious failure;)

    I'm enjoying your beautiful book Julia. What a gift to the world.

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    1. Leah, I treasure you. "reserved for only those with space enough to receive," yes.

      Thank you for being so beautifully you.

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  5. Thank you for this post. It was so timely for me and what a lovely way to put it.

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    1. You're so welcome. Love to you.

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  6. Yes, I can definitely relate to this -- in moments when I'm feeling lonely, these days, I don't always try to find someone or something to "get rid of it" -- I think it's actually more powerful, albeit more challenging, to just allow the physical feeling of loneliness and get a clearer understanding of it.

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    1. I agree, Chris, that it's definitely powerful to just sit with whatever is--although sometimes painfully uncomfortable, when we allow what is to penetrate, I find that it often ends up being transformative.

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  7. i love this....so grateful now
    for the spaces
    that open and leave me thirsty.
    thanks for stirring my hope,
    Jennifer

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    1. Thank you for leaving your words & presence here, Jennifer. I so appreciate you.

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  8. Breathing this one in, deeply. Thank you.

    Love...

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  9. Gorgeous. Everything is so simple..when made so perfectly clear. Thank-you for this poem today.

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    1. You're so welcome, Marcie. I love simple & clear...

      Sending you love today.

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♥ Julia