You’re forever forging the path in and in,
searching for your inner Beloved.
Her embrace has been so sweet, and yet so fleeting.
So scintillating, and yet so safe, so sacred.
Now you won’t stop. You won’t EVER stop–
Until you can surrender in Her arms just. Once. More.
Some days the path before you is clear and wide. It’s easy to see: this way! Not that!
Most days, though, you stumble. This path is not easy. It’s never been tread before. It’s yours, and no one else’s.
You doubt each decision along the many forks in the trail. “I must be lost,” you say every time. You battle with the rain, the fog, the bramble that cuts your face as you fight for a clearing.
Some nights you laugh with gratitude under the stars. Others you collapse in exhaustion. Many nights you cry, feeling unsure, alone, and forgotten.
And still, some wise place inside you shouts: “Don’t give up! Don’t fall asleep!
So you journey on, trying to find your way Home. Unwilling to stop until you walk for and as your True Self.
By Sarah Avent Stover