What Are We to Do?

9 06 2015

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What are we to do?

They’re pounding on the door: worries, fears, rage, expectations, an unhealthy ego.

They’re vying for sole essence – of me, of you –

all wanting to occupy the sacred seat . . .

We know . . .

we know they’re present – a part of us, within us;

although we do not want to admit so.

We try to fend them off – deny, defend, deflect;

energy expended – wasted as the door cracks open a bit more . . .

What are we to do?

We know the truth – what we must do – what we are afraid to do . . .

surely not though?!

There must be another way – a less uncomfortable way . . .

Are we willing to live in this anxiety-ridden state?

Living estranged from others – this is easy, safe . . .

living estranged from our selves is death.

So, welcome what we would deny?

Why do we fear welcoming our selves so?

Forfeiting the chance to be loved;

forfeiting loving who we are;

forfeiting the ability to love others without judgment.

In reality –

you are already loved by Love . . .

can’t do anything about this.

Welcome, then, all of who you are –

grateful that there is room at the table for all:

fear, joy, anxiety, compassion, pride, sensitivity, expectation, gratitude.

grateful that this welcoming creates room at the table for others.

Listen again –

same question,

new ears…

What are we to do?

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4 responses

9 06 2015
Sister Marilyn T. Sabatino, S.N.D.

Greg…what a great poem….just what I need to hear today…thanks for the blessing of your poem and for you….Sister Marilyn T. Sabatino, S.N.D. P.S…remember our summer together at Shalem Inst. with great joy
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9 06 2015
gacochran

Thanks Marilyn. Yes, what good memories from our Shalem time together. I hope you are well!

9 06 2015
Doris Zimmerman

Beautiful. Thank you for knowing me so well!! and expressing it so beautifully. Dimoris

9 06 2015
gacochran

Thank you Doris.

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