CLEARING

A POEM BY MARTHA POSTLETHWAITE

The following poem was written by Martha Postlethwaite about finding clarity through surrender. The author also wrote Addiction and Recovery: A Spiritual Pilgrimage.

 

Clearing

Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead, create
a clearing
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
patiently,
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself to this world
so worthy of rescue.

 

This post was contributed by Karin Perkins and Sophie Stockum. 

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