Two weeks ago, a friend from our Friday morning group introduced us to Unfolding Light, a daily reflection written by Steve Garnaas-Holmes.
“Unfolding Light is a daily reflection rooted in a contemplative, Creation-centered spirituality, often inspired by my daily walk in the woods. In poems, parables, psalms, thoughts and the odd weather report I hope to invite readers into a spirit of presence, compassion, justice and delight.” ~from the About page
The reflection from April 5 is one of my favorites. and with a nod to Poem in Your Pocket Day, I’m sharing it with y’all today.
Leave the noise of the traffic of ideas.
Ignore fear’s nicknames for you.
Find an empty place.
Naked trees bear witness without speaking.
among sparse grasses like light.
The sea breathes in and out.
A single bird descends overhead.
Only God can say your name.
This deserted place won’t tell you who you are.
Listen to it.
deepening throughout the day,
as the world sinks into the mystery
that spoke it.
Chance of light, with partial darkness,
—April 5, 2018