Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings…
-excerpt from David Whyte’s “Everything is Waiting for You”
David Whyte’s insightful poem reminds us that we are not alone, that everything out there is communicating to us, from the simple inanimate objects that bring ease to our lives, to people and animals and other expressions of creation. The question is, are we listening, observing, participating in this divine conversation?
Very often, what prevents us from participating in this divine conversation is a belief that there is something wrong with our lives or with ourselves. We resist our current circumstances and desperately seek a way out of our pain. And, it is this resistance that is actually the greatest source of our pain and the source of our sense of abandonment.
We have not been abandoned. In fact, everything is working together in this glorious miracle of life. And, you are part of this miracle!
The transformation occurs when we begin to let go, and look for all that is already there rather than focusing on what we believe is missing. And our resentment, blame, and sense of victimization transforms into gratitude.
It’s a process. But today, start by finding one thing in your life that speaks to you, and say thank you. You will be surprised at how greatly this affects your outlook and your connection to your experience.
Blessings and Love,