The Opening of eyes

This far we’ve come –
we’re ready to admit that life has become unmanageable and something or someone has finally got our attention.

What next? Be still and listen. During the next few days, I’ll share ¬†through poetry. Part of listening is turning off K ME radio. Part of listening is hearing the voices of others. Let’s begin –

The Opening of Eyes

That day I saw beneath dark clouds
The passing light over the water
And I heard the voice of the world speak out
I knew then as I have before
Life is no passing memory of what has been
Nor the remaining pages of a great book
Waiting to be read

It is the opening of eyes long closed
It is the vision of far off things
Seen for the silence they hold
It is the heart after years of secret conversing
Speaking out loud in the clear air

It is Moses in the desert fallen to his knees
Before the lit bush
It is the man throwing away his shoes
As if to enter heaven and finding himself astonished
Opened at last
Fallen in love
With Solid Ground.

~  David Whyte ~

 

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