You see, to live
one must do these things:
like a bird about to take flight,
one must believe it is possible –
that our wings can be trusted.
When happy, allow it to be!
Share your happy face and glow
as created to do so.
When sad, embrace being seen as sad –
and surrender to the hug of compassion
packaged in sweet understanding and growth.
The struggles will come and go.
The secret is to surf the highs and lows
and learn to fall gracefully
There will always follow
chances to rise up again courageously.
We are here to love.
It is that simple –
and, also that complicated.
For most of us have learned
to turn away from the divine imprint
which shows us how to love
and accept our differences.
Remember that the journey of grace
is more inward
We lose our layers of skin
and find peace in the presence
of this one moment.
We discover a deeper belonging.
We understand that we already have it all.
This is the amazing glimpse that,
enables us to be the beautiful souls we are.
We can let go.
We can be free.
We can choose joy.
Copyright©Cynthia Cady Stanton, 2019
“Strange as it may seem today to say, the aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” – Henry Miller