The Heart of Love

Prayers, Poetry, Divine Inspiration by Gail Swanson


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The Things We Try Not To Talk About

a magical bridge in a green lush forest

I want to talk about

the things we try not to talk about

Why?

Because it is too painful

Because we do not wish to show

Our suffering

Our sadness

Our hopelessness

Our wounds

 

We are these things

We are our stories

Our lives

Our hopes and our hopelessness

We are allowed to FEEL
and to SPEAK

The TRUTH

Of who we are

And what we feel

ALL of it

The Ugly and the Beautiful

 

We are magnificent

Because we embrace

And embody

And transcend

Moment by moment

Our personal crushing sorrows

Our physical suffering

Our despair for the earth

And our unbearable disappointment in humanity

 

We are a living miracle

Falling and rising

Weeping and rejoicing

We do not have one without the other

We are our sorrows and our joys

We are the bitter and the sweet

We are the brokenhearted and the victorious

 

Let us proclaim it all

With reverence

Let us not run

From the deepest darkest places

For there and only there

shall we begin to find our way to the light