Walk

I am trying
to learn to walk again...
all tensed and trembling
I try so hard, so hard...
Not like the headlong patter 
of new and anxious feet 
or the vigorous flailing of the water
by young swimmers
beating
a new element
into submission...
It is more like
a timorous Lazarus
commanded
to take up the bed
on which he died...
I know I will walk again
into your healing
outstretched arms
in answer
to your tender command...
I have been lost
and fallen
in the dark underbrush
but I will arise
and walk
and find the path
at your soft command.

--Frank Horne

To Know

The only way to eliminate stress and pain is to stop doing the things

that create it

It is easy to see what others do to us while we forgot the drama

we create for ourselves

How?

Take your pick:

The need to be right

Lack of life purpose

How we think others see you

Trying to fix the world

Dishonesty with self and others

Accepting someone else’s truth

Seeking material wealth over spiritual values

Doing it alone

My way is the right way

Fear of the future

Negative thought patterns

Trying to prove yourself to others

Anger over the past

Telling other people what to do.

 

It all boils down to “not knowing who we are.”

–Iyanla Vanzant, Acts Of Faith