we knew for sure we needed to find our way.
Unable to hide from total failure,
we were humble enough to receive.
Allowing ourselves to be broken,
we discovered the whole.
Drink deep of the medicine in our darkness.
Better to be unravelled by grief
than holding back the tears.
Better falling to your knees and clawing at the earth
than cold with tight lips
and sarcastic commentary.
Be unafraid of the full breadth of your experience.
Travel to the very end,
beyond notions of what you can tolerate.
Whatever you do, don’t stop halfway through the passage.
Don’t settle for the minor improvements,
the better shade of grey.
Keep on heading toward that which fills your body with trust.
Every cell in you will sing as you get closer.
Your eyes clear,
your heart wide,
and you, free, a blazing sun,
filled with the joy that comes
when you find what you are here to give.