We are all on a journey – a journey back to ourselves. It takes patience, care, love and understanding to traverse the path, which at times can be very dark, difficult, painful and frightening as well as joyful, exciting and freeing.
What to Remember When Waking
- David Whyte
In that first hardly remembered moment which you wake,
Coming back to this life from the other more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world where everything began,
There is a small opening into the new day
Which closes the moment you begin your plans.
What you can plan is too small for you to live.
What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough
for the vitality hidden in your sleep.
To be human is to become visible
while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.
To remember the other world in this world
is to live in your true inheritance.
You are not a troubled guest on this earth,
You are not an accident amidst other accidents
You were invited from another and greater night than the one from which you have just emerged.
Now looking through the slanting light of the morning window toward the mountain presence of everything that can be
What urgency calls you to your one love?
What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?
Is it waiting in the fertile sea?
In the trees beyond the house?
In the life you can imagine for yourself?
In the open and lovely white page on thae writing desk?