Where We Need to Be

It isn’t long after we arrive

that everyone starts pointing

and telling us where we need

to be and what we need to do

to get there. There’s no time

to really ask why. Soon, things

happen and we’re thrown off

course and now there’s all this

effort to win their approval. If

lucky, love will distract us more

than suffering. If blessed, we’re

broken of everyone’s plans and

regrets and thrown like a hooded

bird into a sea of light. If trust-

ing the fall, we find our wings.

This excerpt is from my book, The Way Under The Way: The Place of True Meeting, 2016 Nautilus Award Winner.

*photo credit: Fröken Fokus

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