How I wonder at
the many ways of getting it wrong –
the things that pull us away,
derail and distract us from
the truth of who we are
and how we were made
from the beginning.
Life continues to instruct –
through discomfort and pain.
It seems the most effective tool
to bring us to the necessary surrender.
I am not a fan of the process –
the reshaping and chiseling away…
but the revelations that come
reassure in ways
I yield to the master craftsman,
offering myself up for true fashioning,
despite the necessary struggles,
that the me that has always been
can be seen –
and true freedom,
Copyright© Cynthia Cady Stanton, 2018