self-discovery

I created distance

Between us

Thinking it was best

Not seeing that

I suppressed the me

Your presence

Was inviting me to see.

Come closer, please.

I may still

Want to run away

But I will stay,

Loving you

And inviting in more of me.

This morning,

I left my house

Intent on becoming somebody

On showing the World

Just how important I am.

And you wouldn’t believe

Who I met along the way.

The World,

Looking lost,

Searching for its own importance.

Now, I’m on my way back home,

A nobody with a new friend.

 

I looked for me in the things I do

And found only ideas, expectations, and fears.

Then I looked for me beyond me

And found light, an infinite ocean, and an all-encompassing cosmic wave of Love.

For awhile, I stopped looking.

I lost the sense of me.

It was ever evolving, ever unfolding.

Now, I have a glimpse of Reality

Beneath the unfolding

That whispers, “I am what I am not

And what I am not is what I’ve always been.”

If you are looking for Self,

Find water in water,

Love in Love,

Life in Life,

Everything in Nothing.

And all of that in This.