June 05, 2014

As we find ourselves in yet another situation 
that is new and unknown.
Living on the precipice of our experience, 
in a frontier of our creation. 
 Looking toward poetry often for understanding,
solace, direction... peace.
This one is good.



Stand still.

The trees ahead and the bushes beside you Are not lost.

Wherever you are is called Here,

And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, 

Must ask permission to know it and be known. 

The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,

I have made this place around you, If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.


No two trees are the same to Raven. 

No two branches are the same to Wren. 

If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, 

You are surely lost. Stand still. 

The forest knows Where you are. 

You must let it find you.


-An old Native American elder story rendered into modern English by David Wagoner, in The Heart Aroused by David Whyte  



Love is here for you,
The door is open.
Amethyst Heart

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