having loved enough and lost enough

Photograph by Robyn Gordon

 
 

Having loved enough and lost enough,
I’m no longer searching
just opening,

no longer trying to make sense of pain
but trying to be a soft and sturdy home
in which real things can land.

These are the irritations
that rub into a pearl.

So we can talk for a while
but then we must listen,
the way rocks listen to the sea.

And we can churn at all that goes wrong
but then we must lay all distractions
down and water every living seed.

And yes, on nights like tonight
I too feel alone. But seldom do I
face it squarely enough
to see that it’s a door
into the endless breath
that has no breather,
into the surf that human
shells call God.

– Mark Nepo


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Photograph by Robyn Gordon
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[This post was edited on September 25 2019, to remove broken links and add Robyn Gordon’s glorious photograph. ml]

5 thoughts on “having loved enough and lost enough

  1. Ahhhh – Beautiful. Warms this Heart… Just opening… Just listening… Just living… Just being with it all, as life unfolds, *feeling* all of it… Absolutely – all a door into Love… Blessings to you dear one…

    • Thank you dear Christine – your comment “Warms this Heart” too.

      Isn’t “just” a lovely word? Somehow it brings everything down to size, simplifying, surrendering. Sweet!

      Love always ~ ml

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