If we recognise the transient nature of pain
and we open our hands to release
those things that would hold us
in a perpetual state of darkness
we may discover that through brokenness,
wholeness may be found.
After a dark night we find joy in the dawn
When a tempestuous storm has passed
we rejoice in the birth of a rainbow
and in the azure clarity of a newly washed sky.
Beyond all grief there lies a path to happiness
If we constantly look back while walking forwards
we are likely to trip over unexpected obstacles
Yes, there is a time to stand still, a time to reflect
and at this point we can look in all directions.
It is important to remember where we have been
and still keep our eyes fixed on where we are going
Though at times we may feel vulnerable,
hardship faced brings deep inner strength
It is wrong to deny our feelings and emotions
but also wrong for them to always govern our choices
Peace is not that elusive state to be pursued,
it is something entered into even in the midst of chaos
by stilling the mind and opening the heart
to the greatest healer of them all - Love.
However, before we can love others,
we need to learn to love and accept ourselves.
Recognizing our fragility and imperfection
and at once our abilities and uniqueness.
We are all valuable and have our special place
in this vast cosmic mechanism we call The Universe.
© Chanti April 2005