This Surprising Truth

Leaves in a Fountain by Alix King

This I say from my dwelling place within your heart:

Do not miss me in your focus on transcendence.

Look closely the world. I am the orange glow of dawn, sun the color of
monk’s robes shining equally upon all beings. I am your frustration as you seek me and come up empty.

I am the dusty web you sweep down
from the ceiling, and the spider who races into hiding when you clean.

I am disbelief devotion, great joy, and tearful entreaties.

I travel on the notes of wrens and song sparrows just to set you free.

See each action as a bold attempt to find me.

Experience my reality even once, and your life is changed, rearranged, priorities shifting like a lid has been lifted off a pot of boiling liquid.

I am the steam and the source of heat. I am the soup broth and the hand that grips the spoon. I am midnight, noon, and every chime that rings to mark the time.

And I say this – you are mine and I am yours.

In this surprising truth, rest easy and assured.

—Dana Faulds

Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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