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Thursday, September 19, 2013

What Silence Said


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This is what silence said to me today:

Trust what you can't see.   Move forward
despite the wobbly groundlessness
of I don't know.  Breathe, love, create, show up
as you are, everyday - no matter what. Go
to where wild irises grow.  Say thank you
for all of it - weeds
cracks, sunbeams, that hand on your shoulder -
 the forever throb of ache

it's all 
a doorway - a hand leading you back
to grace.





9 comments :

  1. I love this--all silence leads to a sense of grace, of poetic quietness. Silence leads to finding yourself, because when you aren't listening to the entire world, you are finally listening to YOU--and you say what you need to hear.
    "It is going to be okay."

    At least, that's how I imagine it.

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    1. Yes, Karin - I'm amazed by how the answers really are right here & how it's just a matter of slowing down & getting quiet enough to hear them (which we are often not willing to do). The noise blocks the wisdom that is always right here...

      Thank you for stopping by & taking the time to connect - I super appreciate it/you.

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  2. Your poem is so beautiful Julia. Your words always speak to me.

    Sarra

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    1. Huge-hearted Sarra...thank you.

      It makes me beyond happy to know they speak to you.

      Big love to you, my friend.

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    1. Hugs & love to you, dear Deb.

      You make my day when you come here - thank you.

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  4. It's like you wrote my heart. Thank you for this. xoxo

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  5. Well, this must be a stunningly beautiful poem then.

    Have I told you how much I adore & treasure your heart?

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  6. "Show up as you are everyday" speaks to me today. Sometimes I retreat or resist when that is probably the greatest chance to participate in life.

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

♥ Julia