Everything is Waiting for You – September 1 2019

Everything is Waiting for You – September 1 2019

Everything is Waiting for You

Your great mistake is to act the drama

as if you were alone. As if life

were a progressive and cunning crime

with no witness to the tiny hidden

transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny

the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,

even you, at times, have felt the grand array;

the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding

out your solo voice. You must note

the way the soap dish enables you,

or the window latch grants you freedom.

Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.

The stairs are your mentor of things

to come, the doors have always been there

to frighten you and invite you,

and the tiny speaker in the phone

is your dream-ladder to divinity.

Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into

the conversation. The kettle is singing

even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots

have left their arrogant aloofness and

seen the good in you at last. All the birds

and creatures of the world are unutterably

themselves. Everything is waiting for you.

      David Whyte,

      from Everything is Waiting for You 

     ©2003 Many Rivers Press

We meditate twice each day to contact that hidden place deep within, to become grounded, to become more at one with the spiritual Truth of our deepest, eternal Self. And then we come back out into the world.

Then, during our hours in the world, our hours with eyes open, we have a choice. Will we live in our thoughts and ideas about life, in the endless loop of sameness that our speculating mind builds for us? Or…

Will we be become present to the world and the endless opportunities it offers for us to discover here in each moment that spiritual Truth that must reside in all that is? For if it is in me, it is in you. And it is in every tree, branch, bird, flower, cloud, raindrop, rock and river. It is in every molecule of the ever-changing ever-shifting reality that is this day in which we find ourselves. There to be seen and recognized and welcomed. To be partnered with. 

Your great mistake is to act the drama

as if you were alone.

______________________

Today I will become awake to the world and trust that in so doing, the world will in turn become awakened to me.

Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles, tintype, Los Angeles, CA