Out of the Fog
Another Monday

Solace

In uncertain times, I look for solace in beautiful things.  

Art.
Music.
Nature.
Words.  

Here is a poem I read this week that brought me comfort . . . and a reminder to live in mindful presence.

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Instructions
Sheri Hostetler

Give up the world; give up self; finally, give up God.
Find God in rhododendrons and rocks,
passers-by, your cat.
Pare your beliefs, your Absolutes.
Make it simple; make it clean.
No carry-on luggage allowed.
Examine all you have
with a loving and critical eye, then
throw away some more.
Repeat. Repeat.
Keep this and only this:
    what your heart beats loudly for
    what feels heavy and full in your gut.
There will only be one or two
things you will keep,
and they will fit lightly
in your pocket.

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May your weekend be filled with peace, and may you find the solace you need.

 

Comments

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Patty

Wishing the same for you Kym. xo

Bonny

Thank you for this poem, and peace and solace to you and yours, Kym. XO

Vera

Oh that is lovely. Wishing you soothing peace and serenity Kym. Stay well.

Kim Sheehan

I love the line about fitting lightly in your pocket.

Carole

Well that's just about perfect for right now. Thank you.

Debbie

Thank you for sharing that lovely poem! Wishing you well!

Mary

hugs, my friend, and the same wish for you!

Carolyn

What a beautiful poem—not only for now, but for always. Thank you, Kym.

Kat

"No carry-on luggage allowed" oh boy. I needed that today! Thank you - wishing you all of the solace!

Sarah

That is wonderful. Thank you for sharing and wishing you solace for the weekend.

margene

Excellent perfection!

kathy b

What a great great Poem . I am trying to get rid of STUFF while we are staying home.

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