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Waiting

Sometimes I feel like I am waiting for something. I am not sure what it is or how it will take form, but I feel like I am standing in line.

There are so many mysteries and beautiful wonders in the world, and at times it doesn't make any sense at all. How can there be so much hate?

Waiting, Wondering
Hoping, Praying
Help me find what I seek
Pushing away the weakness
Prying at the fear
Holding on to light
Glancing to the rear
Hiding in plain sight
Fighting, lying
Worldly, dying
Can you hear the earth is crying?
Life in blood
And thy will be done
Honor, Virtue
To the Holy Son
Take away these pain's of mine
Burn and wash me from inside
Peace to you true friends of mine

In Liberty,

Soul

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Thanks all

I don't write lyrics or poetry very often anymore, but I feel more focused after sharing this. I guess for better or worse I should do more of this in general.

But about myself I will not boast, except as it concerns my weaknesses (2 Cor 12:5). Let the unbelievers seek praise from each other; I wish that which is from God alone.

Thank you, Soulvein. Well said.

Recently, my grandson was bemoaning the fact that God gave him an incredibly great talent but, he has no idea what God wants him to do with it, why is he here at this time in history, and what is he supposed to do. He is undergoing a spiritual transformation and is learning to come to terms with many issues in his personal life.

I understood his dilemma, as I have been there done that myself. The best advice I could give him was to not dwell on it. Yes, we do have a purpose and only God knows what it is and when we are ready to do whatever it is we were meant to do. When the time is right, the opportunity will present itself and we will just respond naturally to it and do whatever it is God has put us here to do. Bottom line is don't second guess God.

Like my husband always said, "When you don't know what to do, do nothing. Things will work themselves out." I've found that to be a deeply spiritual truth in my life.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Michael Nystrom's picture

Sometimes you're in the Waiting Place

...You'll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you'll be in a Slump.

And when you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...

From Dr. Seuss's classic: Oh! The Places You'll Go!

- - -

Stay alert, but don't force anything. Whatever you're waiting for is on its way to you right now, as sure as the earth is making its way around the sun.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

I love Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss was one deep dude. I think my favorite is On Beyond Zebra!, which could be interpreted as anything from a meditation on overcoming the limitations of language, to a celebration of creativity and innovation, to a grimoire of summoning for the jovial plane of existence from which Dr. Seuss drew his inspiration:

Then he almost fell flat on his face on the floor
When I picked up the chalk and drew one letter more!
A letter he never had dreamed of before!
And I said, "You can stop, if you want, with the Z
"Because most people stop with the Z
"But not me!

"In the places I go there are things that I see
"That I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.
"I'm telling you this 'cause you're one of my friends.
"My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Great find, Michael! I wasn't familiar with that one.

Love this part:

And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox