Willing (The Strong and Resilient One Puts Down Her Earthly Shield)

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Longing

To untether my heart
To let go of expectations and conditions
To learn unfamiliar patience
To discover uninhibited devotion
To be comfortable with mystery ā€¦

I carefully, but willingly, extend my hands
To open that magnificent new door that is right in front of me.

With my head bowed down in faith
I skip across the threshold
And pure laughter gushes up in love and joy!

I am the Water and the Stones

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as my postures and prides and prejudices

are exposed

the water has access.

the water wears them down

patiently

purposefully

wisely.

as I wince from the pain of yesterday’s sharpness

I know the stones have less edge today

and will be smoother tomorrow.

I stumble through the stones

forgiving their youthful crags

stumbling with a willingness

to wait for the water to come in its own time.