Standing In Place

If we open ourselves enough to let it in,
it soon becomes obvious that there is
more to it all than any of us can
ever hope to bear.
It’s all too much to try and grasp,
and so we learn to release it, we learn
to let it flow through us, until there is only
this one immensity with no demarcation
which separates where we leave off
and everything else begins.
After the long rains, I walk out the door
into the shock of a freshly cleansed sky,
so brilliant it makes me gasp — aaahh,
it takes my breath away.
The morning shadows cast by the tall pines
are crouching like playful children
trying to muffle their giggles in a game
of Hide ‘n Seek, as they wait to be discovered
by the searching rays of the ascending sun.
Electric shivers course through my body —
I feel like I want to laugh and cry
because somehow I am alive,
I don’t know how, but I love it!
Some holy preachers say I should rather
prefer suffering, it has much more to teach,
but I’m learning all I need to know,
just standing here in place.

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