SAY YES!

English: Power of life Deutsch: Lebensenergie

 Power of life  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SAY YES

“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now?

“Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”
― Eckhart Tolle, author of ‘The Power of Now’

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REFLECTIONS ON ‘SKYLIGHT’*

Stained glass skylight in Church of the Holy T...

Stained glass skylight in Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My own hovel being cleaned out,
a new life laid out for me
except I don’t yet see.
I must trust in this skylight
that has opened up –
this window on the world
setting me free.
I can now see
the life in this death
before me.

Why resist these little dyings?
It’s time to
step out of my skin.

*by Seamus Heaney

©Millicent Danker
15 January 2010

RESOLUTIONS

1st print from William Blake's Illustrations o...

1st print from William Blake’s Illustrations of the Book of Job (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I asked for more god
a slowed life;
retreats helped
but not enough
he hid his face from
me

I asked for more god
a halt to sadness
lick of earthly sweetness
but disease struck
a breast was taken from
me

I asked for more god
a new land
like Abraham
on which to plant a family tree for
me

I ask for more god
still, I do not stop
asking
knowing he scorned Job
this same god now ignores
me

A year later
I ask some more

 

Millicent Danker

1 January 2010