There you are.
I see you now in the burst of the flower,
the color yellow blessing my eyes
with new and fresh joy.
Instantly, the lift is back
and I rest in the wonder of Presence.
My heart quickens with the reminder that
you are everywhere…
ready to be seen with
a never-ending invitation to
I am finally learning how
the one who leaves
is never you.
You are as close as my in breath –
that breath that gets neglected
in the constant pant
of unnecessary busyness.
When I catch my breath,
I catch you.
Life is always instructing me.
Just yesterday, I read these words:
Worry is a misuse of imagination.
It was just the right message at
just the right time.
I am glad I noticed it.
It could have just slipped past me…
and it made me question
what else I might have missed
along the way…
I thank you for these reminders.
So simple they are
I realize once again,
that you are never far away
and that the barriers
to my learning and freedom
are of my own creation.
There is no blame for this –
I do understand.
As blame is just another unhelpful distraction –
another layer blocking me from you.
To live this precious life,
I must stop piling on the layers
so I can unfold into the naked beauty
of a fully bloomed flower
basking in the glow of the sun.
And where you are,
so will I be.
Copyright© Cynthia Cady Stanton, 2019