To See Your Face in the Forest

Aspen Light

Oh so you are feeling alone in the world
Might you like to see your face in the forest instead
and know it as your own
and like an intimate lover acclaim
the beauty you adore out there
amidst stately tall trees and
mountain creeks singing with joy and
mule deer dancing and chickadees chirping…
all innately one with who you are too

To see your face in the Forest
and know it as your own
you must let go
of who you think you are
of what you know
of all you were taught
in school of a world
of this and that
separating parts from wholes
and believing you might know
the man by his skin
or believing that naming
is the same as knowing.

You must let go of all
you were taught in church
of a God who lives Out There
some where else but here.

Here!
Inside your own chest
in your own heart
in your own direct perception
of the un-namable mystery
right in front of you
that you swim in
that you are.

2 Comments

  1. Karin Lewis

    09/30/2013 at 3:18 pm

    Beautiful!

  2. Larry Glover

    10/01/2013 at 1:36 am

    Thanks Karin. This was one of those, ‘Quick! Grab a piece of paper and open to the flow….’ Love it when that happens. Appreciate your comment.

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